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A pager is a tool for displaying the contents of files or other output on the terminal, in a user friendly way, across several screens if needed.
This is just a partial selection of pagers available in Gentoo.
|Bat||sys-apps/bat||cat(1) clone with syntax highlighting and Git integration.|
|Less||sys-apps/less||Free, open-source file pager, almost ubiquitous on Linux. Included in the @system set.|
|More||sys-apps/util-linux||Basic pager, part or util-linux included in the @system set.|
|Most||sys-apps/most||Paging program that displays, one windowful at a time, the contents of a file.|
|Nvimpager||app-editors/neovim||Use nvim as a pager to view manpages, diffs, etc with nvim's syntax highlighting.|
Also consider emerging app-editors/vim with
The default pager can be configured by setting the PAGER environment variable, and similarly, the default manpager can be configured by setting the MANPAGER environment variable:
The default pager can be modified using the eselect command.
- Hex editor — an application to allow viewing and editing of binary files, as opposed to text files.
- Terminal emulator — emulates a video terminal within another display architecture (e.g. in X).
- Text editor — a program to create and edit text files.