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[edit] Description

Less is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time. Less allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. It is quite similar to more, which is installed on the device by default, but more user friendly and more powerful.

[edit] Packages

source: less

binary: less

[edit] Usage Examples

Very simply; to view the contents of a text file:

# less file.txt

Press space bar for next page.

Press b for previous page.

Press q to quit reading.

[edit] Links

[less man page](/development/documentation/man_pages/less.html)

[edit] See Also