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'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.


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Download version 443 (stable)
released on 17 April 2011


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Leaders and contributors

Mark Nudelman Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

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Weak prerequisite termcap
Weak prerequisite terminfo

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