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I like less and use it as my default pager in Linux.

However, there are times that I am scrolling down through a large document quickly and less exits when I reach the end of the document before I have time to stop scrolling. I'd like less to exit only I type q, and not because I ask it to scroll beyond the end of the document. Is that possible?

Thanks

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Pass -+e -+E to less to disable quit-at-EOF.

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You can also set your LESS environment variable for any flags you want to set for all invocations. – Rich Homolka Apr 4 '11 at 22:35

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