Solaris Package Archive -- less.332

Solaris Package Archive

less.332

Mark <mark@ibiblio.org>


What is it
less 332 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.)

This software should be installed on all Unix systems, it is regarded as the defacto file viewer.

Email To
Send email to markn@fog.net

Solaris Issues
I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Click here to read about the Solaris 7 packages.

Source Code
You can download the source code from ftp://prep.ai.mit.edu/pub/gnu/less-332.tar.gz
Reportedly there is a web site at http://www.fog.net/markn/less but I don't see the web server at the moment.

Special Issues
There are no special instructions for installing or running this software.
See the main packages README for installation information.