While working on my .zshenv file I discovered something strange that I can't explain.
The changes(still a work in progress) had a glob that took some time to complete
and won't be there when I finish. This made it quite noticeable. Everything I was
doing in a zsh instance seemed to work normally with one notable exception, that
I know of.
% less $file # executes .zshenv before outputting content of file
If .zshrc has some "test" print statement(s), they are outputs and not the file??
% < $file outputs file and pipes it through less ? I should remember why, anyway!
% cat $file outputs content of file as expected
% more $file outputs content of file as expected
What I can't figure out is why zsh/"less" does what it does. Could someone enlighten me?
Is there a way of "tracing" what is happening?
BTW "less" is not an alias or function.
LESS='-R -M --shift 5'
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.