Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cygwin: less reports WARNING: terminal is not fully functional

I have been using the "less" command Cygwin without problems for almost a year. For a new project I needed to have perl installed so I downloaed "Strawberry Perl" and installed it.

Afterwards, in cygwin everytime I tried to issue the "less" command it complained that the "terminal is not fully functional".

Turns out Strawberry perl was adding the environment variable TERM with a value of dumb.
Deleting the TERM fixed the issue.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip! I have this problem as well, and it turns out I recently installed Strawberry perl.