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Re: zless?

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 23:22, Bernd S. Brentrup wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:15:36PM -0600, Joe Wreschnig wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 11:19, Douglas F. Calvert wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >  I did not find a definitive answer to my question by scanning
> > > debian-policy/* but I may have missed something. Is it a problem that
> > > zless is installed in /bin but requires less which is installed in /usr
> > > and is not an essential package or a dependancy of gzip?	
> > 
> > The best idea might be to merge zless with zmore, or use the same script
> > (except with a default $PAGER of less instead of more). Personally I'd
> > want zless to start $PAGER anyway.
> Partially seconded but call it zpager then.

zmore already uses ${PAGER-more}. I see no reason why zless shouldn't
use ${PAGER-less}.

I'll write a script this afternoon that should handle both cases. But
this is less of a policy issue at this point, and more of "file a bug on
gzip" issue.
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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