most - Pager program similar to more and less

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename most_5.0.0a-4_amd64.deb
Package name most
Package version 5.0.0a
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/text
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 42.95 KB
Installed size 118.00 KB
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
In addition to displaying ordinary text files, most can also display
binary files as well as files with arbitrary ascii characters.


Package Version Architecture Repository
most_5.0.0a-4_i386.deb 5.0.0a i386 Ubuntu Universe
most - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libslang2 >= 2.2.4


Type URL
Binary Package most_5.0.0a-4_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




2016-12-25 - Benjamin Mako Hill <>
most (5.0.0a-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Tweaked manpage to remove macro which is invalid (and generating warnings)
in Debian versions of man.
2016-12-14 - Benjamin Mako Hill <>
most (5.0.0a-3) unstable; urgency=high
* lzma-support.patch:
- Fix CVE-2016-1253: shell injection attack when opening
lzma-compressed files (Closes: #848132)
* Added support for xv compressed file (Closes: #846465)
2016-08-04 - Wookey <>
most (5.0.0a-2.5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Use dh_autotools_dev instead of dh_autoreconf
as autoreconf needs a major autofoo update
2016-07-22 - Wookey <>
most (5.0.0a-2.4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Bump debhelper compat to 9 (Closes: #817586)
* Update to policy 3.9.8 (use dpkg-buildflags,
add build-arch/build-indep targets)
* Fix lintian issues (above plus missing misc:depends)
* Don't force $CC=gcc (breaks cross-building)
* Use dh_autoreconf to support new architectures
* Reinstate quiltification from 5.0.0a-2.2 NMU
2013-10-15 - David Prévot <>
most (5.0.0a-2.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Rebase upload on 5.0.0a-2.1 (Closes: #726164)
* Fix terminfo directory location, deal with ncurses package's change, see
Bug#678441, thanks to Hideki Yamane for the patch (Closes: #710629)
2013-10-06 - Hideki Yamane <>
most (5.0.0a-2.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* debian/patches
- add terminfo-dir.patch to fix FTBFS (Closes: #710629)
* add debian/source/format as "3.0 (quilt)" 
* debian/rules
- move copy config.guess files target to "Build:"
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

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