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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 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 standard input; it requires that  input  files
       be specified as arguments.

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