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zless - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text
[ name ... ]
is a filter which allows examination of compressed or plain text files
one screenful at a time on a soft-copy terminal. It is the equivalent of
setting the environment variable LESSOPEN to '|gzip -cdfq -- %s',
and the environment variable LESSMETACHARS to
and then running
now provides similar, and more flexible, functionality through the
zmore(1), less(1), lessfile(1), lesspipe(1)
does not work with compressed data that is piped to it via standard
input; it requires that input files be specified as arguments.
If you really want to use less in a pipe,
then do the uncompress explicitly and pipe to less instead of using zless.
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