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Re: Deb-Newby: Read HOWTO's?



On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 03:12:18AM +0100, Brett Parker wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 08:59:21PM -0500, d wrote:
> > LURKER here again, what is used to read the HOWTO files?  All of the ones I 
> > have on my system are ******.gz, I know that means compressed.  What to use 
> > to uncompress?  When I used to work on UNIX systems you used a command 
> > called "compress" with different switches to do that or to uncompress.
> > 
> > As usual one for the road, if those that are NOT a user nor a programmer 
> > would put in the "Subject" some thing like what I have installed would help 
> > MOA find the ones with the 'HOLD MY HAND' instructions and save me and I am 
> > sure many others much time searching for thingys that could be useful to me/us.
> 
> cough, suggestion, zless. it'll probably be installed... failing that,
> gzip -dc filename | less

$ eval $(lesspipe)
$ less filename.gz

Put 'eval $(lesspipe)' in your .bashrc or .bash_profile

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