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Interactive wrapper around mshow.

July 22, 2016
MLESS(1) BSD General Commands Manual MLESS(1)


mless — interactive wrapper around mshow


mless [msg]


mless runs less(1) on the output of mshow(1) for the current sequence. Display starts with the current message, or msg if passed. See mmsg(7) for the message argument syntax. When no messages are passed and standard input is from a pipe, ‘mseq -S’ will be called to set the current sequence and mless is run on the resulting sequence. The first "file" of the less instance will be the output of mscan(1). This makes mless convenient for use at the end of a pipe. mless will start less(1) displaying the current message if possible. Use ‘:n’ and ‘:p’ to read the next (resp. previous) message.


The mless utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


less(1), mscan(1), mseq(1), mshow(1), mmsg(7)


Leah Neukirchen <>


mless is in the public domain. To the extent possible under law, the creator of this work has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.
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mless(1) referred by mblaze(7)
refer to less(1) | mmsg(7) | mscan(1) | mseq(1) | mshow(1)
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