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Common key binding for 'less' to search for a string

Terminal - Common key binding for 'less' to search for a string
less file.ext
2011-09-13 10:29:27
User: totti
Functions: less
Common key binding for 'less' to search for a string

Use the following key binding to search



: Jump to line number n. Default is the start of the file.


: Jump to line number n. Default is the end of the file.


: Search for pattern. Regular expressions can be used. [/ = slash] Press / and then Enter to repeat the previous search pattern. Press ESC and then u to undo search highlighting.


: Go to next match (after a successful search).


: Go to previous match.


: Mark the current position with letter.


: Return to position letter. [' = single quote]

'^ or g

: Go to start of file.

'$ or G

: Go to end of file.


: Save current content (got from another program like grep) in a file.

= or Ctrl+g

: File information.


: continually read information from file and follow its end. Useful for logs watching. Use Ctrl+c to exit this mode.


: Toggle command-line option -option.


: Help.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

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aka. man less

Comment by bashrc 219 weeks and 5 days ago

No read the key bindings

Comment by totti 219 weeks and 5 days ago

I'll vote up just for the effort. But this one sucks. I mean - is that your console wisdom?

Never mind. Good luck.

Comment by RanyAlbeg 219 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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