Show Colors in less
This page answers questions like these:
- How to get less to show colors?
- How to get less to show colors that are piped into it?
- How to get less to show colors from ls?
- How to get less to show colors from grep?
- How to get less to preserve colors?
Get less to Show Colors:
ls --color | less -R
grep --color PATTERN FILE | less -R
- The -R option to less tells it to show the colors formed by ANSI color sequences piped into it, or read in via files.
- The most common use of this is to see the colors output by commands like ls, grep, and egrep.
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