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Re: /usr/share/doc...

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:06:07 -0500
Michael Kahle <michael.kahle@scc-wi.com> 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!   :)

"zless" comes to mind. Works just like "less" but uncompresses before it

If you use "most" as your pager (which I recommend) "zcat <filename>|most"
works well.


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