Port variant standard
Summary Popular open-source file pager
Package version 551
Homepage http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
Keywords sysutils
Maintainer nobody
License GPLv3 , Less License (dual)
Other variants color
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Last modified 26 NOV 2019, 05:40:10 UTC
Port created 30 MAR 2017, 18:02:33 UTC
Subpackage Descriptions
single 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)
Package Dependencies by Type
Build (only) ncurses:primary:static
Download groups
main http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
Distribution File Information
ff165275859381a63f19135a8f1f6c5a194d53ec3187f94121ecd8ef0795fe3d 347007 less-551.tar.gz
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