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NAME

       xless - File browsing program for the X Window System.

SYNOPSIS

       xless [-f] [-toolkitoption ...] [filename ...]

DESCRIPTION

       Xless  pops  up  a  window  on the display specified, containing the file specified on the
       command line or piped in from stdin.  This file may easily be viewed using  the  scrollbar
       to  the  left  of  the  window.   Xless  also  takes input from the standard input.  Extra
       function are available on the toolbox to the right of the window:

       - Pop up a help window.

       - Search a specified pattern

       - Search the next occurance of the above specified pattern

       - Open a session of the editor (specified in  the  environment  variable  EDITOR)  on  the
       current file

       - Reload the current file

       - Change file in the current window

       - Open a new xless window to display the specified file

       - Print the current file

       - Close the current window

       For  further information on using xless please read the online help information.  The rest
       of this manual page will discuss customization of xless to suit the needs of a  particular
       user.

OPTIONS

       Xless is build upon the X Toolkit (Xt) and as such understands all the normal command line
       options (as described in X(1).  It also supports:

       -follow
              Continually check the file for new input (so that xless behaves like tail -f).

       -f     Alias for -f.

       -help  Print a list of valid options.  -version Print the version  number  of  this  xless
              executable.

WIDGET AND RESOURCE NAMES

       In addition to the usual widget resources, Xless has the following application resources:

       standardFont
                 The default font to be used if any of the specified fonts are available.

       textFont  The fonts to use for the text.

       labelFont The fonts to use for labels in dialog boxes.

       buttonFont
                 The fonts to use for labels on buttons.

       standardCur
                 The cursors to use in the main button window with the Quit and Help commands.

       dialogCur The cursors to use in the toolbox and dialog box windows.

       helpFile  Name of a file to use instead of the system default helpfile.

       editor    Name  of  editor to invoke (if neither VISUAL nor EDITOR environment variable is
                 set)

       editorDoesWindows
                 Set to TRUE if your editor brings up its own window (xedit  or  GNU  emacs,  for
                 example.)

       printCommand
                 Command  string  used to print the current file.  The name of the file is simply
                 appended to this string.  (enscript -G is nice, if you've got it.)

       maxWindows
                 Maximum number of windows which xless will display at one  time.   Set  this  to
                 zero if you don't want a limit.  (This is a good     thing to set if you tend to
                 run xless * in directories with lots of files.)

       quitButton
                 Set to TRUE if you want a Quit button on every window which, when clicked,  will
                 quit every window started from this copy of xless.  The default is FALSE.

       sizeToFit Set to TRUE if you want text windows to be only as big as they need to be, up to
                 the maximum size specified by 'geometry'.

       removePath
                 Set to TRUE if you want the directory portion of the  file  path  removed.   For
                 example,  a  path  like  /usr/src/X11/xless/main.c would be shortened to main.c.
                 The default is TRUE.

       defaultSearchType
                 Default method used to  search  the  text  (invoked  from  the  Search  button).
                 Possible  values  are  ExactMatch  (which  is  the default), CaseInsensitive and
                 RegularExpression.

       monitorFile
                 Set to TRUE if you want the file to be continually checked  for  new  input  (so
                 that xless behaves like tail -f).  The default is FALSE.

COLOR RESOURCES

       If  you have a color display and you're running at least X11R5, you may want to add a line
       like:

                   #ifdef COLOR
                   *customization: -color
                   #endif

       to your personal resources file.  This will allow you to get the  color-related  resources
       for not only xless, but for every program which sets up its own color resources.

       Versions  of  X earlier than X11R5 don't support the customization resource.  If you're on
       one of those, you'll have to include the color resources in your personal resources file.

SEE ALSO

       X(1), X(8C), more(1), less(1)

BUGS

       There probably are some.

AUTHOR

       Dave Glowacki (UC Berkeley Software Warehouse)    <dglo@CS.Berkeley.EDU>

       Originally by Carlo Lisa (MIT Project Athena) from xmore written by  Chris  Peterson  (MIT
       Project Athena).