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Reading Compressed Files With less

Jan 28, 2009, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"It also handles uncompressed files, and (contrary to the manpage) it appears to deal OK with input piped from stdin (e.g., ls | zless).

"zless can't, however, handle files that have been tarred as well as zipped. Here's an alternative command line that will allow you to page through file.tar.gz without unpacking it beforehand and thus without leaving unzipped files lying around:"

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