ZLESS(1)                    General Commands Manual                   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.

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