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(email@example.com):
> 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
I do like most!
Crashing is the only thing windows does quickly.