[Techtalk] anyone know of a simple text viewer?

Miriam English mim at miriam-english.org
Fri Jul 19 11:31:19 UTC 2019

Well, I've been searching for ages (months, off and on), trying to find 
a solution, but wouldn't you know it? The minute a send a query to this 
list I realise there is a way, using a simple trick:

for f in *.txt ; do leafpad "$f" ; done

This will loop through all the text files in a directory, one by one. 
Each time I press CTRL-Q to close the current window the next file opens 
another window. It's not exactly what I was looking for, but it is close.

Anybody know a simpler solution? Preferably one that opens files in the 
same window, one after another, and which when closed quits viewing any 
further files.

Miriam English wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I often need to quickly look through the text files in a directory 
> without the need to edit them.
> If I'm looking through the pictures in a directory I can use geeqie or 
> viewnior or one of many other image viewers and press the space bar to 
> step forward through the pictures and backspace to step backwards. I 
> wish I had a text viewer like this.
> On my Amiga I used multiview which would let me view text files that 
> way (it would also display pictures and play sound files too).
> There must be a simple text viewer for Linux, but I've searched and 
> searched. Does anybody here know of one?
> Cheers,
>     - Miriam

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