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Currently I have this in my "~/.profile":

export PAGER='env TERM=fox less'

However I just realized that this only works with "man", and not if you do something like this:

less /etc/DIR_COLORS

to try to fix this, I created a "~/.lesskey" file:

#env
LESS = -i
TERM = fox

and installed by running "lesskey". Now when I run "less" the "LESS" variable is recognized, but not the "TERM" variable. How can I have less use a custom terminal?

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If you want this for all your commands, just put

TERM=fox

in your .profile. If you need it only for less, you could define an alias

alias less='TERM=fox less'

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