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pg is a program designed for use with a technology no longer in much use: a bare CRT/keyboard combination connected over a communication line (modem, serial line, or similar) without any computer at the terminal end of the line. It performs functions similar to less.

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The command is affected by environment variables COLUMNS, LANG, LINES, SHELL and TERM as described in the environ(7) man page.

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Most (all?) Linux distributions incorporate this from the [util-linux] project

See also