title: Bash Less
## Bash command: less
less command is a way to easily view files. Similar to the
more command but with easier navigation.
less <file name>
Commonly used options:
- Typically less is used with no options Examples View the /etc/hosts file
### Options used while viewing a file
q– Exit viewing.
shift^g– Navigate to the bottom of the file.
g– Navigate to the top of the file.
/– Search down from current screen. Note you have to type some text and hit enter to complete the search.
?– Search up from current screen.
n– Used while searching to go to the next result. This works while searching up and down the file. More Information
man lessfor further details on the less command.