||Less is a pager. A pager is a program that displays text files. Other
pagers commonly in use are more and pg. Pagers are often used in
command-line environments like the Unix shell and the MS-DOS command
prompt to display files. Windowed environments like the Windows and
Macintosh desktops don't need pagers as much, since they have other
methods for viewing files.
Less is not an editor. You can't change the contents of the file
you're viewing. Less is not a windowing system. It doesn't have
fancy scroll bars or other GUI (graphical user interface) elements.
It was designed to work on simple text-only terminals.
Less has been used by thousands of people around the world since
its release in 1985.
Configuration Switches (platform-specific settings discarded)
COLOR ON Color support via escape sequences
Package Dependencies by Type
Distribution File Information
ff165275859381a63f19135a8f1f6c5a194d53ec3187f94121ecd8ef0795fe3d 347007 less-551.tar.gz
Ports that require less:color
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