For Beginners

Less utility for beginners

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less is a terminal pager program for Linux, MacOS (Unixes) and even Windows. It’s used to viewing (but not changing) the contents of a text file one screen at a time.

You can try in you terminal:

less /etc/passwd

– if you use Unix-like system.

Note: press q to quit.

Most Linux users know about navigation with arrows and space. But it can do more!

Page down / up:

 (down), b (up)

Go to end / start of file:

G (end), g (start)

Forward search for a string (press n/N to go to next/previous match):

/{{something}}

Backward search for a string (press n/N to go to next/previous match):

?{{something}}

Open the current file in an editor:

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