Less for Windows

Less: file viewer




Less is a pager. A pager is a program that displays text files. Other pagers commonly in use are more and pg. Less is similar to more, but allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Also, less does not have to read the entire input file before starting, so with large input files it starts up faster than text editors like vi.




If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  706071 3 January 2006  112dc2316565cbfec4f6700e60d67c1a
• Sources Setup  525844 3 January 2006  1b2e9f4b53e6d9def76d709fecc0d224
• Binaries Zip  176349 3 January 2006  20f94bcc8a3347bd9a9ca32587d82eae
• Dependencies Zip  85222 3 January 2006  539dce63be2b89a22af7b526d1022f72
• Documentation Zip  272987 29 December 2005  1a1504323f9d2aba155b8061bc5e3f80
• Sources Zip  373073 29 December 2005  a43a0f1cec48e381576d6e605631497a

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

You can monitor new releases of the port of this package.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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