Linux Commands: Display output one screen at a time, Search through output, Edit the command line.


less-Linux Command

less command- Display output one screen at a time, Search through output, Edit the command line.

Syntax: less [options]

<command> | less [options]

Description: A little note for seeing this things: with the less command you can view both stdout (which will remain on the buffer) and the stderr that will be printed on the screen, but erased as you try to 'browse' the buffer.
View the online manual for the less command. In order to show you the text one screenful at a time, man invokes a pager which shows you a new page of text each time you press the space bar. By default, it uses the pager called more.
Go ahead and glance over the man page for less, which is an enhanced pager. Scroll to a new page by pressing space; press q to quit. more will also quit automatically when you reach the end of the man page.

Example:

Related: echo, head, more, pg, tee

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