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Re: /usr/share/doc...

On Tuesday 22 April 2003 18:06, Michael Kahle wrote:
> Hello,
> I was looking at some of the gzip'd documentation in /usr/share/doc/exim
> today and I got to wondering...  When I want to view the documentation, I
> would always change to root, then uncompress the file, read it, and then
> re-compress it.  Am I making this too difficult?  Is there another utility
> that I should be using to browse this documentation so that I don't have to
> go through all of these steps every time?  I am very afraid that this is
> going to be a, "Where's the any key?", type question!   :)

zcat or zless can handle compressed ascii-files.
Even vim (and maybe emacs - don't know) does unpack on the fly.

In case of compressed ps-files, gs can do it on the fly.

HTH, Michael

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