Less is a program similar to more, i.e. a terminal based program for viewing text files and the output from other programs. Less offers many features beyond those that more does. For instance, it allows backward movement in the files as well as forward.
Release Notes: Allows backslash escaping of metacharacters in the LESS environment variable if the --use-backslash option is set. Doesn't quit if syntax errors are found in command line options. Increases the sizes of some internal buffers. Fixes a configure bug with --with-regex=none. Fixes a crash with "stty rows 0". Fixes a Win32 attribute display bug. Fixes a display bug when using the up/down arrow on the command line.
Release Notes: Various improvements and fixes.
Release Notes: A bug in unget handling that can cause strange effects on the command line was fixed. Vestiges of the obsolete -l option that can cause a crash were removed.
Release Notes: The search behavior was changed to also include the target (top) line. The option "-A" was added to allow reverting this behavior. The "%F" prompt format string was added for showing only the last component of a file's path. Editing a command can now be exited with Ctrl+G. Handling of long options was improved, The percentage calculation for very large files was improved. Several minor bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: The -# (--shift) option now accepts a fraction as an argument. A highlighting bug when underlined/overstruck text matched at end of a line was fixed. Non-regex searches with Ctrl-R were fixed.