In PowerShell all help files open in more. There I can only scroll with the Return key. When I pipe a command like man ls -full | less I can see the help file in less and scroll with j and k. Is there a way to open help pages in less by default, so I don't have to type | less after each command that is outputting text?

Also is there a way to scroll in less using the mousewheel like in linux bash man pages? Or is that something that the terminal does?


You can use less as the default pager by setting an alias.

Set-Alias more less
  • Works great, but it seems like a hack to me. Isn't there a way to set the default viewer somewhere? It makes me feel uneasy that the help file viewer "thinks" it uses more, when it actually uses less. ;-) – itmuckel Sep 1 '17 at 19:41

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