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Re: [vox-tech] Where is "less"?

(moderator, please ignore the duplicate of this post that I sent from
the wrong account)

Short answer:
apt-get install less

Breaking out the fishing tackle:
I find the apt-file utility helpful for this ($ apt-get install

$ apt-file search "bin/less"
less: usr/bin/less
less: usr/bin/lessecho
less: usr/bin/lessfile
less: usr/bin/lesskey
less: usr/bin/lesspipe
lessdisks: usr/sbin/lessdisks-aptget
lessdisks: usr/sbin/lessdisks-chroot
lessdisks: usr/sbin/lessdisks-install
lessdisks: usr/sbin/lessdisks-keycopy
lessdisks: usr/sbin/lessdisks-setup
lessdisks-cloner-terminal: sbin/lessdisks-init
lessdisks-cloner-terminal: usr/bin/lessdisks-cloner
lessdisks-cloner-terminal: usr/bin/lessdisks-cloner-create
lessdisks-terminal: usr/sbin/lessdisks-export
lessdisks-terminal: usr/sbin/lessdisks-terminal-setup
lessdisks-xterminal: usr/sbin/lessdisks-xconfigurator
lessdisks-xterminal: usr/sbin/lessdisks-xsession

>From that output you can see that /usr/bin/less is part of the "less"
package.  After installing apt-file (and periodically thereafter) you
need to run the command, 'apt-file update' to refresh the list of files
included with a given package.

-troy (who happens to prefer 'aptitude' as a replacement for  'apt-get')
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