less - A text file browser similar to more, but better

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository CentOS i386
Package filename less-436-13.el6.i686.rpm
Package name less
Package version 436
Package release 13.el6
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Category Applications/Text
Homepage http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
License GPLv3+
Maintainer -
Download size 107.74 KB
Installed size 184.33 KB
The less utility is a text file browser that resembles more, but has
more capabilities.  Less allows you to move backwards in the file as
well as forwards.  Since less doesn't have to read the entire input file
before it starts, less starts up more quickly than text editors (for
example, vi).
You should install less because it is a basic utility for viewing text
files, and you'll use it frequently.


Package Version Architecture Repository
less-436-13.el6.x86_64.rpm 436 x86_64 CentOS
less - - -


Name Value
groff -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) -
libpcre.so.0 -
libtinfo.so.5 -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
less = 436-13.el6
less(x86-32) = 436-13.el6


Type URL
Mirror mirror.centos.org
Binary Package less-436-13.el6.i686.rpm
Source Package less-436-13.el6.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install less rpm package:

# yum install less




2014-06-04 - Jozef Mlich <jmlich@redhat.com> - 436-13
- fixing regressions found by QA
Resolves: #615303
2014-05-22 - Jozef Mlich <jmlich@redhat.com> - 436-12
- Fixing regressions found by QA
- displaying of man page using troff (718498) - beware: man page file
type is detected using file
- tcsh printenv problem, was caused by incorrect return value for output
which will be not preprocessed by lesspipe (186931)
Resolves: #615303
2014-03-31 - Jozef Mlich <jmlich@redhat.com> - 436-11
- Fix less fails to decompress empty files that have been gzipped
Resolves: #615303
2011-09-26 - Vojtech Vitek (V-Teq) <vvitek@redhat.com> - 436-10
- Rebuilt
2011-09-21 - Vojtech Vitek (V-Teq) <vvitek@redhat.com> - 436-9
- Fix wrong `man' program option (incompatibility between man and man-db packages)
by using `groff' program instead for parsing troff files (#718498)
2011-08-12 - Vojtech Vitek (V-Teq) <vvitek@redhat.com> - 436-8
- Fix debuginfo source files permissions
2011-08-12 - Vojtech Vitek (V-Teq) <vvitek@redhat.com> - 436-7
- Remove strip after %makeinstall to fix debuginfo package (#729025)
2011-07-18 - Vojtech Vitek (V-Teq) <vvitek@redhat.com> - 436-6
- Fix incorrect option description in less man pages / online help
Resolves: #644858
2011-07-14 - Vojtech Vitek (V-Teq) <vvitek@redhat.com> - 436-5
- Add *.xz, *.lzma (both for compressed man pages as well), *.jar and *.nbm
read support to lesspipe.sh
Resolves: #718498
2010-01-05 - Nikola Pajkovsky <npajkovs@redhat.com> - 436-4
- fix 510724 - The new "--old-bot" option is not documented in the man page for "less"

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