Software Details

Less 358

Platform: Solaris
Category: Utility > Shell Utility

Shell utility


Less is a program similar to more (1), but which allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Also, less does not have to read the entire input file before starting, so with large input files it starts up faster than text editors like vi (1). Less uses termcap (or terminfo on some systems), so it can run on a variety of terminals. There is even limited support for hardcopy terminals. (On a hardcopy terminal, lines which should be printed at the top of the screen are prefixed with a caret.) Commands are based on both more and vi. Commands may be preceded by a decimal number, called N in the descriptions below. The number is used by some commands, as indicated.

Executable Path: /usr/local/bin/{less,lesskey}

Available to:
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Installed in the following computing labs:
  • Gateway Lab 2305
AFS client:

Can be run from any  Solaris PC that is configured as an AFS client
Remote Access:

Can be run from any  Windows, Linux, or Mac PC using an XServer application.
Download Filesize:
Not available for download.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017