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Re: Howto auto unpack/read "README.Debian.gz" ?

On Sun, Mar 02, 2003 at 06:41:59AM +0000, Joao Pedro Clemente wrote:
> AS I've seen some of these files after installing some packages, 
> as since they are not unpacked by apt-get, I am wondering 
> if there isn't a "smart" way of reading this instead of 
> unpacking first...
> I wonder if, for instance, "less" could automatically unpack it for
> showing it (Is that what that "mime-handler" stuff that appears apter
> apt-getting less is for?)
> Or it's supose to have such files in our disk untill we eventually 
> need them, and then unpack them forever?
> Thanks

See : man zless, zcat, zmore, zgrep, ...
(These are equivalents to the "standard" utilties as less, cat, ...,
 but work with compressed files)

So to put it short: 'zless README.Debian.gz' is what you want


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