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conveniently read messages in less(1)

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 the standard input is from a pipe, ‘mseq -S’ is called to set the current sequence; mless is then 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 pipeline.

mless will start less(1) and display 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.

July 22, 2016 x86_64