I can't get less --quit-if-one-screen (-F) working without --no-init (-X).

less --quit-if-one-screen  /proc/uptime

I see no output.

This works:

less --quit-if-one-screen  --no-init /proc/uptime

What I am doing wrong?


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This is bug/feature request number 303: http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/bugs.html

When -F is used, don't output terminal initialization and exit sequences when only one screen is displayed.

Sorry, this is just an explanation, not a solution. I guess the maintainer would accept a patch which solves this.

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