most - Pager program similar to more and less

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: most
Package version: 5.0.0a
Package release: 2.1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 139 B
Download size: 47.22 KB
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Most is a paging program that displays, one windowful at a time, the contents of a file on a terminal. A status line at the bottom of the screen displays the file name, the current line number and the percentage of the file so far displayed. Unlike other paging programs, most is capable of displaying an arbitrary number of windows as long as they all fit on the screen, and different windows could be used to view the same file in different positions. In addition to displaying ordinary text files, most can also display binary files as well as files with arbitrary ascii characters.



    Binary package: most_5.0.0a-2.1_amd64.deb
    Source package: most

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install most deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install most


    • /usr/bin/most
    • /usr/lib/mime/packages/most
    • /usr/share/doc/most/README
    • /usr/share/doc/most/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/most/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/most/lesskeys.rc
    • /usr/share/doc/most/most-fun.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/most/most.rc
    • /usr/share/man/man1/most.1.gz


    2011-12-04 - gregor herrmann <> most (5.0.0a-2.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. * Fix "build fails on configure-step (couldn't find slang.h)": add patch from Ubuntu / Daniel T Chen: - debian/rules: Handle multiarch slang2. Fixes FTBFS. Additionally, build-depend on dpkg-dev >= 1.16.0, and delete the RPATH that gets introduced because the autofoo detects the "non-standard" slang directory. (Closes: #643339)

    2010-10-23 - Benjamin Mako Hill <> most (5.0.0a-2) unstable; urgency=low * Lots of improvements to documentation. * Added HOME and END to the less keybindings config. Closes: #516842 * Cleaned up missing and bad information on configuration file in documenation. Closes: #516832 * Clarified use of postfix notation. Closes: #205130 * Fix mispelling in man page. Closes: #480649 * Fix regressions on color issues in man page. Closes: #375384

    2008-02-26 - Benjamin Mako Hill <> most (5.0.0a-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. Closes: #453439, #470659 * Added support for opening LZMA files. Closes: #466574 * Fixed stripping. Closes: #437578 * Fixed crashing with many carriage returns. Closes: #409737 * Fixed goto and goto percent. Closes: #373230 * Fix pseudo-quitting when viewing many files. Closes: #362526 * Updated policy to 3.7.3.

    2007-04-01 - Benjamin Mako Hill <> most (4.10.2-5) unstable; urgency=low * Cleaned up the manual page. Closes: #355525, #375384 * Fixed autotools issues affecting a few groups. Closes: #333451

    2006-03-05 - Benjamin Mako Hill <> most (4.10.2-4) unstable; urgency=low * Fixes bugs with tab expansions when scrolling horizontally. Closes: #355353

    2005-12-05 - Benjamin Mako Hill <> most (4.10.2-2) unstable; urgency=low * Patch from Javier Kohen to rework (and fix) RegExp searches, so they now work. Closes: #341187 * Patch from Javier Koehn to finally fix handling of UTF-8 data. Closes: #211217 * Fixed typos in manpage. Closes: #307841, #335329, #338129 * Added mime support. Closes: #260388

    2005-09-11 - Benjamin Hill (Mako) <> most (4.10.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Build against SLang2. Closes #322235

    2004-05-16 - Benjamin Hill (Mako) <> most (4.9.4-2) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed typo in manpage. Closes: #205032 * Improved short and long descriptions: Closes: #218835, #249217

    2003-08-09 - Benjamin Hill (Mako) <> most (4.9.4-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release(s). * Fixed handling of filenames and environment variables. Closes: #170447 * Fixes bug for handling file with a big number of lines. Closes: #179812