less Alternatives

    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 a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, BSD, Windows and Ruby. The best alternative is Lynx, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like less are Browsh (Free, Open Source), Bat (Free, Open Source), most (Free, Open Source) and macOS Console (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2020

    1. Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) browser for users on Unix, VMS, and other platforms running cursor-addressable, character-cell terminals or emulators.
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      Lynx vs less opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Lynx is still a legitimate alternative to less, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Less is a file pager, Lynx is a browser.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Lynx is a web browser not a pager
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    2. A fully-modern text-based browser, rendering to TTY and browsers.
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    3. A cat(1) clone with wings.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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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    4. An application to view live log files.
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    5. Moar is a pager. It's designed to be easy to use and just do the right thing without any configuration. Unlike some of its competitors, it applies syntax highlighting to source code by default and supports interactive search.
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    6. A modern pager for viewing logs, get more than most in less time.
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      slit vs less opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Much faster and great filtering capabilities
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. lv - a Powerful Multilingual File Viewer / Grep. Feature Multilingual file viewer
    8. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      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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