Release date: 
Friday, 17 May, 2019



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.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

less-530-1.oc00 (17/05/2019)
Repository: Netlabs stable
changelog * Fri May 17 2019 Silvan Scherrer <silvan.scherrer@aroa.ch> - 530-1 - update source to version 530 - move source to github
less-debuginfo-530-1.oc00 (17/05/2019)
Repository: Netlabs stable

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Less v. 458 (25/8/2014, Dave Yeo)
Less v. 370 (9/1/2009, Kyosuke Tokoro) Readme/What's new
Less, version 370 for OS/2 WARP This is the binary distribution of less, version 370, and was compiled for for OS/2 WARP. This program requires emx 0.9d FIX 04 or newer runtime. It can be found at: ftp://ftp.leo.org/pub/comp/os/os2/leo/gnu/emx+gcc/ ftp://ftp-os2.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/dev/emx/v0.9d/ or their mirror sites. You may wish to install less.exe, lesskey.exe and scrsize.exe in a directory which is included in your PATH. scrsize.exe is required only if you use a terminal emulator such as xterm or rxvt. If you'd like to get source code, please visit the less home page at: http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/ To compile source code of less, any patches are not required. So, I got source tar-ball from there, and I just compiled with using the emx 0.9d FIX 04 (and XFree86 3.3.6). Kyosuke Tokoro <NBG01720@nifty.ne.jp> http://www.vector.co.jp/authors/VA000199/os2/
Less v. 358 (18/1/2005, SAWATAISHI Jun) Readme/What's new
/*------- less-358 for OS/2 Tue, 18 Jan 2005 00:05:42 +0900 -------*/ Jun Sawataishi, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN <jsawa@attglobal.net> This is less-358 with Japanization patch : Copyright (C) Kazushi (Jam) Marukawa Marukawa says in his web page; This is the distribution of enhanced less. It support ISO 2022 code extension techniques and Japanese codes. Please report any problems of it to the author at jam@pobox.com. See http://www.pobox.com/~jam/less/ for the latest info. And with a patch for OS/2 XFree86 written by AltairüÖ Copyright (C) AltairüÖ (NBG01720@nifty.ne.jp) http://www.vector.co.jp/authors/VA000199/ Modification by me is that less lists files with extension of `tar', `tar.gz' `tar.bz2', `.lzh', `.rpm' SAWATAISHI JUN, YOKOHAMA JAPAN <jsawa@attglobal.net> http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~vtgf3mpr/indxos2.htm Table of contents ================= General Instruction @gen History of OS/2 Port @his Required Executables @req OS/2 Note @os2 Setup Language @lan Compile and Make @com General Instruction =================== A lot of Linux distributions follow the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS), a collaborative document that defines the names and locations of many files and directories. I have decided to make zip archive for which end users can install files in FHS like way. File Structure of ZIP archive ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From Feb-17-2001, newly uploaded zip archive will contain four files. = less-358.zip README_less-358.os2 -- instruction OS2tree.zip -- binary and library treee filelist.dat -- list of `OS2tree.zip' - OS2tree.zip /usr/bin/ -- executables /usr/share/doc/less-358 -- documents /usr/share/man/ -- manpages /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/less-358-OS2-patch.zip -- patch kit to build from scratch - less-358-OS2-patch.zip BUILD_less-358.os2 -- instruction os2config.cmd -- modify source using `os2unix' and apply diff files followed by running configure os2/C_Source.diff -- patch for C source os2/In-make.diff for Makefile.in's and scripts os2/Other.diff for other files +--- os2unix utility -------------------------------+ | os2/os2_convert_configure.sed | | os2/os2_convert_Makefile_in.sed | | os2/os2_convert_Makefile_in_in.sed | | os2/os2_convert_Makefile_in_lib_prog.sed | | os2/os2_convert_mk.sed | | os2/os2_convert_Makefile_in.grep | | os2/os2_mkinstalldirs | | os2/os2_missing | | os2unix.cmd | +---------------------------------------------------+ Installation is simple: I assume you will install into drive "e:" x:\foo\tmp> unzip -o less-358.zip x:\foo\tmp> unzip -o OS2tree -d e:/ or x:\foo\tmp> e: e:\> unzip -o x:/foo/tmp/OS2tree Confirm these variables are properly set. PATH e:\usr\bin;..... MANPATH e:/usr/share/man;.... History of OS/2 Port @his ==================== Jan-18-2005: Uploaded to hobbes ftp site Jan 2003?: less-358 + Japanization patch + XFree86 modification completed Required Executables @req ==================== HOBBES=ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2 LEO=ftp://ftp.leo.org/pub/comp/os/os2/leo JSAWA=http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~vtgf3mpr emx runtime version 0.9d (or later): Not included HOBBES/dev/emx/v0.9d/emxrt.zip LEO/dev/emx/v0.9d/emxrt.zip `man' (requires GNU groff) HOBBES/dev/help/gnuman.zip ; v1.0 LEO/gnu/doc/man11a.zip ; v1.1a JSAWA/linux/man.htm ; v1.5g GNU groff -- to read manpages Groff v1.10 HOBBES/apps/wp/gnugroff.zip LEO/gnu/doc/gnugroff.zip GNU groff v1.15 (with Japanization patch) JSAWA/manpage/manpage-e.htm [English] JSAWA/manpage/manpage.htm [Japanese] GNU grep (grep.exe) HOBBES/util/file/gnugrep.zip ; v2.0 LEO/gnu/systools/gnugrep.zip ; v2.0 JSAWA/gnu/grep.htm ; v2.3h or later `gzip.exe' and `bzip2.exe' [gzip] HOBBES/util/archiver/gz124_32.zip LEO/gnu/archiver/gz124-32.zip [bzip2] HOBBES/util/archiver/bzip090b.zip LEO/archiver/bzip090b.zip http://www.muraroa.demon.co.uk/ JSAWA/rpm/bzip2.htm ; v0.9.5d --- this version preserve time stamp http://netpassport-wc.netpassport.or.jp/~wmakoto/CLUB-bzip2.html `sh.exe' included in KSH package LEO/shells/pdksh-5.2.13-emx.zip HOBBES/util/shell/ksh527rt.zip OS/2 Note @os2 ========= I strongly recoment you to add lines below in you `termcap.dat', which may be in you emx drive. (x:/emx/etc/termcap.dat) o2|os2|OS/2 ANSI console:\ :co#80:li#25:bs:pt:am:bl=^G:le=^H:do=^J:ta=^I:\ :cl=\E[H\E[2J:ce=\E[K:\ :sc=\E[s:rc=\E[u\:\ :ho=\E[H:cm=\E[%i%d;%dH:\ :up=\E[A:do=\E[B:le=\E[C:ri=\E[D:nd=\E[C:\ :ti=\E[1;37;44m\E[=7l:te=\E[0m\E[=7h:\ :kl=\EOD:kr=\EOC:ku=\EOA:kd=\EOB:\ :k1=\EOP:k2=\EOQ:k3=\EOR:k4=\EOS:k5=\EOT:\ :k6=\EOU:k7=\EOV:k8=\EOW:k9=\EOX:k0=\EOY:\ :kh=\E]7:kH=\E]1:\ :kb=^H:kC=\E[2J:kI=\E[@:kD=\E[P:kL=\E[M:\ :kE=\E[K:kN=\E]3:kP=\E]9:kF=\E]c2:kR=\E]c8:\ :aw:tc=ansi-colorset-jsawa: ansi-colorset-jsawa:\ :ti=\E[0;37;44m\E[=7l:te=\E[0;37;44m\E[=7h:\ :me=\E[1;37;44m:\ :so=\E[1;34;47m:se=\E[1;37;44m:\ :us=\E[1;33;45m:ue=\E[1;37;44m:\ :mb=\E[1;36;45m:\ :md=\E[1;32;45m:\ :mr=\E[1;34;47m:\ :mh=\E[1;36;45m:\ :mk=\E[1;33;45m: In your `conifig.sys' set TERM=os2 Setup Language @lan ============== Read documents in `/usr/share/doc/less-385/' If you are a Japanes OS/2 user: in `config.sys' SET JLESSCHARSET=japanese-sjis SET JLESSKEYCHARSET=sjis Compile and Make @com ================ Source ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/less/less-358.tar.gz or ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/less/less-358.tar.gz OS/2 patch kit - less-358-OS2-patch.zip If a patch kit is not included in full package, you will be able to get one from my web page (see the top of this document). /*----- end of document -----------------------------------------------------*/
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