An updated less package that fixes two bugs and adds one enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The less package contains a text file browser that is similar to the more browser, but with more features ("less is more"). The less text file browser allows users to move backwards in the file as well as forwards. Because the less utility does not need to read the entire input file before it starts, it starts up faster than text editors.
- Prior to this update, the online help for the less utility contained incorrect descriptions for several options. With this update, the descriptions have been corrected and the online help describes now all options correctly.
- Prior to this update, a debuginfo file for a binary was missing from the less-debuginfo package. As a result, the crash analysis via the Automatic Bug-Reporting Tool (ABRT) did not work as expected and debugging via GNU Debugger (GDB) could fail. This update modifies the spec file so that the crash analysis via ABRT and debugging via GDB work as expected.
- Prior to this update, the less utility could not view its compressed .xz files.This update adds support for .xz files to lesspipe.sh.
All users of the less text file browser are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs and adds this enhancement.