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Re: Deb-Newby: Read HOWTO's?

	Subject: Re: Deb-Newby: Read HOWTO's?
	Date: Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 11:43:58AM -0400

In reply to:Faheem Mitha

Quoting Faheem Mitha(faheem@email.unc.edu):
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, 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.
> I see nobody on this thread has mentioned most, the pager written by John
> Davis. Some may know him as the author of slrn. It has some quite nice
> features, including the ability to have multiple windows open at once,
> useful if you want to view different parts of a large file at the same
> time. (It uses pretty much the standard emacs keystrokes for this, so if
> you are an emacs user you would feel quite comfortable). It probably has
> other good things going for it that I am not aware of. :-)
>                                   Best, Faheem Mitha.

Nice Tip!  Didn't know about most.  To help in howto reading I offer
this script I keep in /root/bin (Just modified to use 'most').

if [ "$1" = "" ]; then
        ls /usr/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/ |most
    most /usr/doc/HOWTO/en-txt/$1-HOWTO.txt.gz

I do like most!
Crashing is the only thing windows does quickly.

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