zless - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
zless [ name ... ]
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
Zlessis 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 "'<space><tab><newline>;*?"()<>[|&^`#\\$%=~'", and then running less . Lessnow provides similar, and more flexible, functionality through the lessfileand lesspipefilters.
4. SEE ALSO ▲
5. BUGS ▲
Zlessdoes 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.
6. COPYRIGHT NOTICE ▲
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Copyright © 1992, 1993 Jean-loup Gailly
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