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25.4 The "less" Pager: More than "more"

less
less is one of those classic file-listing programs, like list on MS-DOS, that does so much you never realized you needed to do. It does so much more than more (25.3), and does it so much better, that it's one of the first programs I port to a new computer. If I tried to cover all the features, this article would be ten pages long. Luckily, less comes with online help (type h) and a comprehensive manual page, which is stored with the software on the disc.

Some of the features and advantages:

The lesskey program (which is included with the less distribution on the disc) lets you make custom key definitions. You can store your favorite setup options in the LESS environment variable (6.1).

- JP, TOR


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