I've got a Slackware Linux box running damn near perfectly. One problem
that has been annoying me, though is with less. It seems that, only
when I'm in an xterm (ie, term=xterm), less clears the screen when it's
finished. If you type less <filename> at a prompt, the file (if it's
big enough) will fill the entire screen. Everything behaves normally.
At the end of the file, though, all traces of the contents of the file
are cleared and you see the original screen from which you started less
reappear, with a new command prompt below the first.
I've noticed that if I set term=vt100, the problem goes away and when I
reach the end of a file, I get a new prompt on the line below the last
line of the file - just as cat would do and just what you normally
I use LESS=-E -m -n, but I don't think that has to do with it. A
friend's system does not have this behavior in xterms, though I can't
figure out why.