Add syntax highlighting to “less”
This entry is based on this post: Redirecting wget to STDOUT – now with Syntax Highlighting.
Less is a program similar to more, but it allows backward movement in the file as well as forward movement. Example:
cat big_text_file.txt | less
If you have vim installed, it comes with a script called
less.sh that acts as a replacement of
less providing syntax highlighting. Here is how to use it:
$ locate less.sh /usr/share/vim/vim73/macros/less.sh $ sudo ln -s /usr/share/vim/vim73/macros/less.sh /usr/bin/vless $ curl http://www.python.org | vless