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Revision as of 18:06, 7 October 2011


GNU less
Display paginator

Less is a paginator file similar to 'more' or 'pg,' but that allows backward as well as forward movement through the file. In addition, it doesn't have to read the entire input file before starting, so it starts large files faster than text editors like vi. Less uses termcap (or terminfo on some terminals) so it can run on a variety of terminals; there is even limited support for hard copy terminals.


User manual included

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium17 October 2015
SimplePermissiveNonWarrantyJanet Casey21 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Mark Nudelman Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer,Support General
Bug Tracking E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite terminfo
Weak prerequisite termcap

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 October 2015.


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