most  5.2.0
About: most is a textfile paging program (supports multiple windows and can scroll left and right).
  Fossies Dox: most-5.2.0.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

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Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies most-5.2.0.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).
This file contains the installation instructions for the MOST pager.
For basic information (screenshots, etc) about MOST, visit

Compiling MOST requires an ANSI C compiler.  In addition you MUST have
a copy of the S-Lang library version 2.X.  Version 1 is no longer
supported.  This library is available from

                          INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

On Unix, you should be able to simply type:

    ./configure; make

at the Unix prompt.   If you are using CYGWIN, you will need to ensure
that libslang.dll is on your PATH; otherwise the chkslang program will
not run.

If using DJGPP or MINGW32, do:

    <edit src/makefile.w32, setting ARCH to either dgj or gw32>
    cd src
    make -f makefile.w32

For VMS, edit the file `'.  When finished, either type `@vmsmake'
or `@vmsmake gcc' at the VMS prompt.  Once MOST has been created, it must be
installed as a foreign command.  This means that you must first type:

      $  most :== $device:[dir.containing.most]most.exe

I suggest that you first build MOST then view the doc file using MOST (`most
most.doc').  If you need help, hit the `h' key from within MOST.

MOST understands the following environment variables:


  1. MOST_SWITCHES is a list of commonly used switches.

  2. MOST_EDITOR and SLANG_EDITOR are formatted strings describing what
     editor to use.  The string can contain %s and %d formatting descriptors
     that represent the file name and line number, respectively.  For
     example, if JED is your editor, then set MOST_EDITOR to 'jed %s -g %d'.
     Since MOST is just one of several programs that use the S-Lang library,
     I suggest that you use SLANG_EDITOR instead of MOST_EDITOR.

 3. MOST_INITFILE specifies a configuration file for MOST.  One can specify
    keymaps, colors, etc. via this file.  In the absence of
    MOST_INITFILE, the program will look for a file call .mostrc in
    the home directory (most.rc on non-Unix systems).

    See `lesskeys.rc' for an example of a key definition file that
    causes MOST to emulate the `less' pager.  See also most-fun.txt
    for a list of functions that can be used for key definitions.  The
    file `most.rc' list the bindings that are built-in to the

 4. If MOST_HELP is defined to point to an existing file, MOST will load a
    file as a help file.  This is useful for describing custom keymaps.

Any problems with MOST should be reported to