In step 9 of the Lingua Franca project, we learn that the
less command can be configured through the
LESS environment variable. It seems that by setting this environment variable, an option of choice is passed to
less automatically every time we call it.
As we also learned to create aliases for commands, I wonder what is the use of setting the
LESSenvironment variable instead of just creating an alias like
Are there any other commands that can be configured in a similar way using (corresponding) environment variables?