1. NAME

xzless, lzless - view xz or lzma compressed (text) files

2. SYNOPSIS

xzless [ file ...]

lzless [ file ...]

3. DESCRIPTION

xzless is a filter that displays text from compressed files to a terminal. It works on files compressed with

R xz (1) or

R lzma (1). If no files are given,

xzless reads from standard input.

xzless uses

R less (1) to present its output. Unlike

R xzmore , its choice of pager cannot be altered by setting an environment variable. Commands are based on both

R more (1) and

R vi (1) and allow back and forth movement and searching. See the

R less (1) manual for more information.

The command named

lzless is provided for backward compatibility with LZMA Utils.

4. ENVIRONMENT

LESSMETACHARS

    A list of characters special to the shell. Set by

xzless unless it is already set in the environment.

LESSOPEN

    Set to a command line to invoke the

R xz (1) decompressor for preprocessing the input files to

R less (1).

5. SEE ALSO

R less (1),

R xz (1),

R xzmore (1),

R zless (1)