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zless \- file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text
.B zless
[ name ...  ]
.I  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 then running
.IR less .
However, enough people seem to think that having the
.I zless
available is important to be worth providing it.
zmore(1), less(1)
.I Zless
does not work with compressed data that is piped to it via standard
input; it requires that input files be specified as arguments.
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Copyright \(co 1992, 1993 Jean-loup Gailly
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