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Notes in Passing

Hi there,

My name is Jed Northridge, and these are some notes I’ve taken. There’s not much here: just 10 posts in all. The most recent one is below, and the remainder are available in archives section.

Cless

Overview

Consider swapping out the standard “less” pager for one that has syntax highlighting.

Here’s one way to achieve this:

cless, which builds on c.

Back in 2012, Paul Irish tweeted a neat way to make “cat” colorized.

If you do this, and you like this, you can get a colorized less with no more work than a two line shell function.

If you’re looking for another way to get syntax highlighting with less, there’s something called lesspipe, but I haven’t looked into it yet.

So far I’m happy with cless.

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