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zless(1)                                                              zless(1)


       zless - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text


       zless [ name ...  ]


       The zless command 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)


       The  zless  command does not work with compressed data that is piped to
       it via standard input; it requires that input  files  be  specified  as
       arguments.   To  read compressed data from a pipe, you can use ...|gun-
       zip|less instead of ...|zless.


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