Problem every linux newbie
hitting 'v' in less
(the program) on typical Red Hat
or similar distro
is default editor: vi starts up, newbie panics, hits Ctrl-C, Ctrl-C and Ctrl-C... Esc... Ctrl-X... Meta-X... Meta-Ctrl-X... God damn!
and hits reset
. And forcedly fsck
No, don't laugh. Things like that happen.
And the answer is... :q[enter] !!! That's right.
What kind of sick and twisted mind hides exit button like that...
P.S. On some systems it may be necessary to hit 'ESC' prior to :v.