more is passed a file whose contents can be displayed on one screen, it just writes the file's contents to stdout without pagination. If the file cannot fit on one screen,
more paginates it.
less has an option to quit if the file it is working with can be displayed on one screen (
-F) and it has a
more-emulation feature that behaves in a similar manner to the
-F flag, but neither of these options seems to cause
less to write the file's contents to stdout if the contents can fit on one screen.
How can I get
less to write a file's contents to stdout if the file's contents can fit on one screen and paginate the file as it normally would otherwise?