ZLESS man page on Archlinux

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   11224 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
Archlinux logo
[printable version]

ZLESS(1)							      ZLESS(1)

       zless - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text

       zless [ name ...	 ]

       Zless  is a filter which allows examination of compressed or plain text
       files one screenful at a time on	 a  soft-copy  terminal.   It  is  the
       equivalent of setting the environment variable LESSOPEN to '|gzip -cdfq
       --   %s',   and	 the	environment    variable	   LESSMETACHARS    to
       '<space><tab><newline>;*?"()<>[|&^`#\$%=~',   and  then	running	 less.
       However, enough people seem to think  that  having  the	command	 zless
       available is important to be worth providing it.

       zmore(1), less(1)

       Zless  does not work with compressed data that is piped to it via stan‐
       dard input; it requires that input files be specified as arguments.  To
       read  compressed	 data from a pipe, you can use ...|gunzip|less instead
       of ...|zless.

       Copyright © 2006, 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       Copyright © 1992, 1993 Jean-loup Gailly

       Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim  copies  of  this
       manual  provided	 the  copyright	 notice and this permission notice are
       preserved on all copies.

       Permission is granted to copy and distribute modified versions of  this
       manual  under  the  conditions  for verbatim copying, provided that the
       entire resulting derived work is distributed under the terms of a  per‐
       mission notice identical to this one.

       Permission  is granted to copy and distribute translations of this man‐
       ual into another language, under the above conditions for modified ver‐
       sions,  except  that this permission notice may be stated in a transla‐
       tion approved by the Foundation.


List of man pages available for Archlinux

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net