Relatively often, I find myself wanting to quit
less but leave what I was viewing on the screen, to refer back to. Is there any way to do this? Workarounds?
(My current workaround is to quit, then use
more. So any workaround that's better than that is welcomed. The ideal would be something I can use once I'm already inside
less, perhaps with a shell setting or some scripting.)
EDIT My desktop is OSX, but I use RHEL and Ubuntu servers.
Consolidating uther's answer below and some further research:
Add this to your ~/.bashrc:
export LESS="-r -X"