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I like to read books in the terminal with the 'less' command. However when I stop reading, I'd like it to remember my last position so that I can resume with reading without having first to find where I left off. Can this be done?

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There is not a completely automatic way for that.

What you can do, however, is to press = when you are about to finish reading, see the line number you currently are, and the next time open the book with less +4242 hitchhikers_guide_to_galaxy.txt or so. That would open the book from line 4242.

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Use tmux or screen when you are reading ebooks.

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