Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades
Michael Stone <email@example.com> writes:
> Hmm. We have zless to less gz'd files. Magicfilter will print them, as
> will a2ps (maybe some others will too, haven't tried it.) Netscape reads
> them, so does lynx. And of course man and info work with them. zgrep
> will grep them. vim reads them just fine. I'm drawing a blank on things
> I can't do with .gz'd files...
I also mention (in bash)
foobar <(zcat somefile.gz)
This works for many cases where the tool needs a file rather than
input on standard input. There may be some restrictions (it may not
work if the tool needs random access (like gcc)).
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930