I'm looking for a shell utility or program which will allow me to interactively view a text file as I can with the built in
less command and also display a fixed ruler at the top of the screen so that I can see the exact column offset at all times for each character.
This functionality is built into some DOS utilities, such as the ancient list.com and 4Dos. Here is a screenshot from the the
list command which shows what I'm looking for:
I've searched but have not been able to find any solution for this in a unix based shell. Anyone know a way to do this?