Re: Deb-Newby: Read HOWTO's?
On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Peter Hicks wrote:
>At 03:12 AM 08/02/2001 +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
>> > 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
>> > 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
>or zcat filename.gz | more
piping cat to a pager?! You HAVE to be joking....
Pardon me, but you have obviously mistaken me for someone who gives a