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less is described as 'Less is a free, open-source file pager. It can be found on most versions of Linux, Unix and Mac OS, as well as on many other operating systems' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to less for Mac, Linux, BSD, Windows and Go (Programming Language). The best alternative is Browsh, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like less are Moar, Bat, most and tail.

less alternatives are mainly Web Log Analyzers but may also be Web Browsers or Log Analyzers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of less.
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  1. Browsh icon

    Browsh

    • Mac
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    7 alternatives to Browsh 

    A fully-modern text-based browser, rendering to TTY and browsers.

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  2. Moar icon

    Moar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Go (Programming Language)
    5 alternatives to Moar 

    Moar is a pager. It's designed to be easy to use and just do the right thing without any configuration.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingMoar supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  Command line interfaceMoar either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Its own code in Windows Terminal, which it works in, btw!
    Moar showing a Git change


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    Bat

    • FreeOpen Source
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    2 alternatives to Bat 

    A cat(1) clone with wings.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingBat supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    2.  Command line interfaceBat either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. most

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    5 alternatives to most 

    MOST is a powerful paging program for Unix, VMS, MSDOS, and win32 systems. Unlike other well-known paging programs most supports multiple windows and can scroll left and right. Why settle for less?

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    1.  Command line interfacemost either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    • tail

      • Mac
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      10 alternatives to tail 

      A command line tool to output the last part of files.

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      1.  Command line interfacetail either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.


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        macOS Console

        • Mac
        15 alternatives to macOS Console 

        An application to view live log files.

         macOS Console has no features, suggest some!
      • slit

        • Mac
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        8 alternatives to slit 

        A modern pager for viewing logs, get more than most in less time.

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        1.  Command line interfaceslit either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
        2.  Portableslit can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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        Much faster and great filtering capabilities

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      • lv File Viewer

        • FreeOpen Source
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        5 alternatives to lv File Viewer 

        lv - a Powerful Multilingual File Viewer / Grep.

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        Multilingual file viewer lv is a powerful multilingual file viewer. Apparently, lv looks like less (1), a representative file viewer on UNIX as you know, so UNIX people (and less.

        ``Hello''s on kterm with lv
      • more

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        7 alternatives to more 

        More is a filter for paging through text one screenful at a time. This version is especially primitve. Users should realize that less(1) provides more(1) emulation and extensive enhancements.

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        1.  Command line interfacemore either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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          Log Transformer

          9 alternatives to Log Transformer 

          Monitor log files in real time using customized filter and formatting rules. Use regular expressions to apply color and formatting. Go even further by filtering out unwanted text or lines. https://logtransformer.com.

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