Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#7132 closed enhancement (wontfix)

busybox less search

Reported by: phr3ak Owned by: developers
Priority: lowest Milestone: Features Paradise
Component: packages Version: Trunk
Keywords: busybox less search Cc:


please enable the search functionality of less command in busybox by default.

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comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by nico

  • Milestone changed from Kamikaze to Kamikaze Features Paradise

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

this is horribly annoying to not have

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

... and the full 'less' package is not available either :(

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Gordon Malm

quick, decent-enough workaround (would prefer fixed less):
opkg install vim
ln -s vim /usr/bin/view
alias less=view
(more=less already via default /etc/profile)

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by Gordon Malm

Be aware you must add a - when piping to view (or the less alias). ex:
dmesg | less -

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by jogo

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

A full 'less' package is available.

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by Ralf Bergs <Ralf-OpenWRT@…>

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Installing the full "less" also needs "libncurses" and "terminfo" -- all three packages together are quite huge, considering we just want "search" in less.

Why not just enable it in BusyBox' "less"? I assume this would only add little to BusyBox...

Thanks for considering it once again.

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by tripolar

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

the images are created to fit on every device. as less is now in trunk just install it, or recompile a new image with the option you want enabled.

comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

Please reconsider enabling the search functionality of 'less' in the stock OpenWrt Busybox. 'less' search is so fundamental. I am having enough problems trying to figure out why Barrier Breaker seemingly disables the WAN port on a D-Link DVA-G3810BN/TL without making it miserable to search/browse through script files for answers.

What exactly is the point of having 'less' support the -I command line option ("Ignore case in all searches") if it can't actually search?!

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