Less is more: the hidden treasure of less command

Posted by nixcraft on Mar 10, 2006 11:12 PM EDT
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less is a pager or a program similar to more, but which allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Less has a massive number of options.

Every time I work with less command, I find something new and amazing. less is capable of displaying not just a text file but it can display an ISO image, a PDF file or even a MS word doc file contains from shell prompt. Sometime it saves lots of my time:

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