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|Name=Less
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|Name=GNU less
|Short description=Display paginator
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|Short description=Display paginator.
|Full description='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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|Full description='''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.
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/less/
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/less/
|Is GNU=Yes
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|Is High Priority Project=No
|User level=none
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|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/gwsw/less
|Computer languages=C
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|Documentation note='''Selection from the [https://shop.fsf.org/ FSF shop]'''
|Documentation note=User manual included
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|Related projects=Lesspipe.sh,PipeMore
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books/free-freedom-20-richard-stallman Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman]
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[https://shop.fsf.org/books-docs/introduction-command-line Introduction to the Command Line]
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/help/help.html Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement]'''
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If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|Related projects=gnustandards,Lesspipe.sh,PipeMore
 
|Keywords=file management,less,pagination,display paginator
 
|Keywords=file management,less,pagination,display paginator
|Version identifier=443
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|Version identifier=563
|Version date=2011/04/17
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|Version date=2020/10/22
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/less/less-411tar.gz
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|Version download=https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/less/less-563.tar.gz
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review by=Genium
|Last review date=2009-04-07
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|Last review date=2020/10/22
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Submitted date=2011/04/01
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|User level=intermediate
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
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|OpenPGP signature=https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/less/less-563.tar.gz.sig
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|Test entry=No
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|Is GNU=Yes
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|GNU package identifier=less
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{{Project license
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|License=GPLv3orlater
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|License copyright=Copyright (C) 1984-2020  Mark Nudelman
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|License verified by=Genium
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|License verified date=2020/05/14
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|License note=https://github.com/gwsw/less/blob/master/COPYING
 
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=SimplePermissiveNonWarranty
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|License=BSD 2Clause
|License verified by=Janet Casey
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|License copyright=Copyright (C) 1984-2018  Mark Nudelman
|License verified date=2001-08-21
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|License verified by=Genium
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|License verified date=2020-05-14
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|License note=https://github.com/gwsw/less/blob/master/LICENSE
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking
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|Resource audience=Debian
|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource kind=Developer
|Resource URL=mailto:bug-less@gnu.org
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|Resource URL=https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/less
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=History
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/less/
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Developer,Support
 
 
|Resource kind=General
 
|Resource kind=General
 
|Resource URL=http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
 
|Resource URL=http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=GitHub
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://github.com/gwsw/less
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=FTP
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|Resource kind=Download
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|Resource URL=https://ftpmirror.gnu.org/less/
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Wikidata
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|Resource kind=General
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|Resource URL=https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q345096
 
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{{Software category
 
{{Software category
|Documentation-tool=documentation-word-processing
 
 
|Interface=command-line
 
|Interface=command-line
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|Programming-language=C, perl
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|Runs-on=Windows, BSD, OS X, GNU/Linux
 
|Text-creation=documentation-tool
 
|Text-creation=documentation-tool
 
|Use=text-creation
 
|Use=text-creation
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
|Prerequisite description=termcap
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|Prerequisite description=[[termcap]]
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
|Prerequisite description=terminfo
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|Prerequisite description=[[terminfo]]
 
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Revision as of 11:46, 22 October 2020

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GNU less

https://www.gnu.org/software/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.

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Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Genium

Verified on

14 May 2020

Verified by

Genium

Verified on

14 May 2020




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Mark Nudelman Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
FTPDownloadhttps://ftpmirror.gnu.org/less/
Generalhttp://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
HistoryDownloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/less/
GitHubVCS Repository Webviewhttps://github.com/gwsw/less
WikidataGeneralhttps://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q345096
DebianDeveloperhttps://tracker.debian.org/pkg/less


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Weak prerequisitetermcap
Weak prerequisiteterminfo

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 October 2020.



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"GitHub" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.


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