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Re: Deleting uncompressed Info/Doc files at upgrades

Michael Stone <mstone@taipei.itri.loyola.edu> 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 <rlb@cs.utexas.edu> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930

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