pg is a pager, but it seems terribly rudimentary. Perhaps that’s because I usually rely on most, which has quite a lot of features.
At the same time though,
pg seems to be taking up a rather large chunk of memory, for what it does.
That’s about the lowest value I could get for
pg‘s memory usage, and on the grand scale of things, 380Kb is not a terrible number. After all, most needs about four times that to display the same file.
But it does point out some of
pg‘s shortcomings, in particular its lack of (or my inability to find) a way to move backward in a file. There are keypresses for the end of a file, for previous and next files, but I can’t get
pg to roll back in the current file.
I might be overlooking it, but even aside from all its other quirks, it’s a dealbreaker for me. A one-way pager is not really any better than
ls with CTRL+S or maybe SHIFT+Page_Up. Actually, come to think of it, SHIFT+Page_Up would be an improvement over
So I leave it at that. If I’m being terrifically obtuse and overlooking the obvious answer, please let me know. In the mean time I’m going to keep banging my head against the wall, because it feels good when I stop.