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Name

less

Synopsis

less [options] [filename]

less is a program for paging through files or other output. It was written in reaction to the perceived primitiveness of more (hence its name) and allows backward as well as forward paging. Some commands may be preceded by a number.

Options

-[z]num, --window=num

Set number of lines to scroll to num. Default is one screenful. A negative num sets the number to num lines less than the current number.

+[+ ]command

Run command on startup. If command is a number, jump to that line. The option ++ applies this command to each file in the command-line list.


  

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