GNU less is a program similar to more,
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.
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.
can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
(via HTTP) and
(via FTP). It can also be found
on the GNU mirrors;
a mirror if possible.
uses the following email for bug reports:
and most other GNU software are made on
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be
sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent
issue, you can escalate to the general
mailing list for advice.
and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For
information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd
like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing
list (see above).
is currently being maintained by Mark Nudelman.
Please use <firstname.lastname@example.org> for contact.
is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
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