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

less file.ext
Use the following key binding to search ---------------------------------------------------------------- ng : Jump to line number n. Default is the start of the file. nG : Jump to line number n. Default is the end of the file. /pattern : 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. n : Go to next match (after a successful search). N : Go to previous match. mletter : Mark the current position with letter. 'letter : Return to position letter. [' = single quote] '^ or g : Go to start of file. '$ or G : Go to end of file. s : Save current content (got from another program like grep) in a file. = or Ctrl+g : File information. F : continually read information from file and follow its end. Useful for logs watching. Use Ctrl+c to exit this mode. -option : Toggle command-line option -option. h : Help.

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By: totti
2011-09-13 10:29:27

What Others Think

aka. man less
bashrc · 370 weeks and 4 days ago
No read the key bindings
totti · 370 weeks and 4 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.
RanyAlbeg · 370 weeks and 3 days ago

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