Solaris Package Archive -- less.340

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What is it
less 340 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.

The less website is at

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