This tutorial will explain how to use the less command on a Linux operating system. It allows you to display the content of a file or output in smaller parts. This is particularly useful when viewing large files with hundreds of lines of text, or when viewing large files with hundreds of lines of text. It is similar to the more command but offers a few more features.
One of the main benefits of using less is that it does not read the entire file before outputting data. This behavior will present much faster start-up times on large files when compared to using text editors such as nano or vi. You can use other commands, such as the cat command to review files. However, you will find that cat is better suited for smaller files as it will print the entire file to the terminal.