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Xless(1)		    General Commands Manual		      Xless(1)

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  in-
       formation.   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  num-
	      ber of this xless	executable.

WIDGET AND RESOURCE NAMES
       In  addition to the usual widget	resources, Xless has the following ap-
       plication 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	 envi-
		 ronment 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	direc-
		 tories	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  'geome-
		 try'.

       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 de-
		 fault 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 re-
       source.	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.Berke-
       ley.EDU>

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

X Version 11			  6 June 1993			      Xless(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | WIDGET AND RESOURCE NAMES | COLOR RESOURCES | SEE ALSO | BUGS | AUTHOR

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