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Better manual reader with most: the slang-pager

| by jpic | linux

The default pager in most linux distributions is more. But it’s not very colorful. This article presents a more fun alternative: most.

Your manual probably looks like this:

Not very awesome, wouldn’t it be nicer to have it with colors ? like this:

Then go ahead and install most, ie.:

sudo apt-get install most

Try it out:

MANPAGER=most man man

If you like it, set something like that in your .bashrc:

export PAGER=most
export MANPAGER=$PAGER