Re: Doc viewer
On Tuesday 01 June 2004 17:37, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> Paul Scott wrote in linux.debian.user:
> > > Maybe a silly question but nearly all the Debian docs in the
> > > /usr/share/doc tree are in gz format. Is there a viewer that
> > > will allow me to read them without having to decompress them
> > > first?
> > zless
> Or simply put "eval `/usr/bin/lessfile`" in ~/.bashrc and less will
> be able to read .gz files just fine (and a lot of others too).
That's very neat. What a nice little tool. But, on my system,
~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile are not read unless I 'source' them
manually. I've never understood why.
And how strange. On my laptop (originally a Mepis install) the init
files _are_ read, but I get an error when I open an XTerm:
-bash: eval export LESSOPEN="/usr/bin/lessfile %s";
export LESSCLOSE="/usr/bin/lessfile %s %s";: No such file or directory
Package 'less' is installed, so I wonder why that is. Perhaps I
should touch it? If so, I'd expect the postinstall to have done it.