On Tuesday 22 April 2003 18:06, Michael Kahle wrote:
> 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.