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Support for incremental search in less

Reported by Ibrahim M. Ghazal on 2011-12-18
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This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

Less doesn't support incremental search (also known as search-as-you-type). Something like vim's "set incsearch" option would be very useful.

See also: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2005/10/search-if-it-isnt-incremental-its-excremental.html

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in less (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Suraj N. Kurapati (sunaku) wrote :

This patch adds incremental search to GNU less(1) through a `-Y` command line option:

https://github.com/matthewlmcclure/less/pull/2

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