On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:06:07 -0500 Michael Kahle wrote:
> 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?
Cool. I used to reboot, then login as root just to do that... ;)
zless will let you read *.txt.gz, gv will accept *.ps.gz.
Even better, if you use the mc file manager, it's View command (usually
F3) will generally do whatever's necessary to show you the contents of
any file. I use mc, but I suppose most file managers will do that.
Besides not needing root, all of these options are safer than your
actual method, because they won't actually *change* the file you are
viweing in any way.