Console text file viewer

Tony Baechler tony at
Wed May 23 04:33:05 UTC 2007

Yes, and that's exactly what I don't want.  I don't want it to edit 
or write to the file.  I want a read-only program.  I'm aware that 
vi(1) has a read-only mode but I really don't want to learn the 
command set just to view a file.  All I need is an advanced pager 
with bookmarks and auto-scrolling and of course a decent 
search.  Something like less(1) would be fine if it had those features.

At 03:59 PM 5/21/07 +0200, you wrote:
>Use vi, a powerful editor.
>Some of its commands are:
>vi filename: opens an existing file indicated on the command line,or 
>creates a new one
>While inside the editor:
>:w (be careful to use the semi-colon): writes, or saves, the changes 
>o the file you are working
>:q (quit) closes all opened files ad quits the editor
>:wq saves and closes a file and exits the editor
>:q! (q followed by exclamation mark) exits without saving any modifiation

Tony Baechler
Baechler Productions

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