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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
>> 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
>or zcat filename.gz | more

piping cat to a pager?!  You HAVE to be joking....


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