less - pager program similar to more

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename less_481-2.1_amd64.deb
Package name less
Package version 481
Package release 2.1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category text
Homepage http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 107.18 KB
Installed size 281.00 KB
This package provides "less", a file pager (that is, a memory-efficient
utility for displaying text one screenful at a time). Less has many
more features than the basic pager "more". As part of the GNU project,
it is widely regarded as the standard pager on UNIX-derived systems.
Also provided are "lessecho", a simple utility for ensuring arguments
with spaces are correctly quoted; "lesskey", a tool for modifying the
standard (vi-like) keybindings; and "lesspipe", a filter for specific
types of input, such as .doc or .txt.gz files.


Package Version Architecture Repository
less_481-2.1ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb 481 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
less_481-2.1ubuntu0.2_i386.deb 481 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
less_481-2.1_i386.deb 481 i386 Ubuntu Main
less - - -


Name Value
debianutils >= 1.8
libc6 >= 2.14
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package less_481-2.1_amd64.deb
Source Package less

Install Howto

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




2016-02-23 - Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>
less (481-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Reconcile multiple postinst scripts so that less registers a pager
alternative again (closes: #812252).
2016-01-11 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
less (481-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix "files with the same name installed in / and /usr"
Patch by Marco d'Itri
Closes: #767928
2016-01-08 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
less (481-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream
Closes: #804025
* These are the differences between version 458 and version 481:
- Don't overwrite history file; just append to it. This behaves
better when multiple sessions are running less simultaneously and
using the same history file.
- New command ESC-G goes to end of currently buffered data in a pipe.
- Disable history feature when compiled with LESSHISTFILE set to "-".
- In more-compatible mode, make the -p option apply to every file
opened, not just the first one.
- In more-compatible mode, change the -e option to work like -E,
not -EF.
- Treat multiple CRs before LF are like one CR (all the CRs are
- Allow "extra" string in lesskey file to append to a multi-char
command (like a search pattern), without executing the command.
- Ignore -u/-U setting while viewing help file, so that underline
and bold chars are displayed correctly.
- Improve detection of "binary" files in UTF-8 mode.
- Fix bug with ++ commands.
- Fix bug where prompt was sometimes not displayed with +G.
- Fix possible memory corruption
- Fix bugs and improve performance in ampersand filtering.
- Allow %% escape sequence in LESSOPEN variable.
- Automate construction of Unicode tables from Unicode database.
* debian/control: Standards-Version: 3.9.6
* Remove debian/source/options
* lesspipe: add support for OpenEmbedded .ipk files
Patch by Yann Dirson
Closes: #804024
2014-09-08 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
less (458-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
Priority: important
Standards-Version: 3.9.5
* debian/postinst: add (after adding the /bin/less alternative):
update-alternatives --quiet --remove pager /usr/bin/less
This change needs to get into one stable release.
Patch by Andreas Beckmann.
Closes: #694051.
* debian/rules:
export DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS = hardening=+all
* Refresh patches.
2013-06-06 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <anibal@debian.org>
less (458-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Merge 458-1ubuntu1 
- debian/lesspipe{.1}: Make lesspipe treat ddebs the same as it does debs
and udebs (LP: #1180013).
2013-05-14 - Logan Rosen <logan@ubuntu.com>
less (458-1ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low
* Merge from Debian unstable (LP: #1180013). Remaining changes:
- debian/lesspipe{.1}: Make lesspipe treat ddebs the same as it does debs
and udebs.

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