Less Syntax Highlighting on Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8

Looking at shell scripts or just about anything without highlighting is painful. I use less a lot to page through long stuff, so why not have some color?

sudo apt install source-highlight

then add the following to your .bashrc:

export LESSOPEN="| /usr/share/source-highlight/src-hilite-lesspipe.sh %s"
export LESS=" -R "

This is modified from a script on GitHub. That script is specific to CentOS