When I create a serial console with 'agetty ttyS0 9600 linux' and connect using minicom or screen. I can't exit man pages. Seems my input is buffered until I kill the process and then my characters are dumped to the cmd prompt. All other programs I tested work fine. Hmmm...
@adamd I think man uses pager, or less, so I'm guessing less is causing the problem. Set the $PAGER variable to something dumber and you might be fine?
@kensanata Thanks for reply.
export PAGER=more works. I settled on vim, which is AWESOME after reading this:
Interesting issue with less though.
Thanks for your help!
@adamd try another pager?
@nm0i Thanks for suggestion. I actually setup vim as my man page reader using an online tutorial. Since then I discovered other issues that have all been fixed by running 'exec setsid agetty' and not just agetty.
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