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NAME
       zmore - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text

SYNOPSIS
       zmore [ name ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       Zmore is a filter which allows examination of compressed or plain text files one screenful at a time on a soft-
       copy terminal.  zmore works on files compressed with compress, pack or gzip, and also  on  uncompressed  files.
       If  a file does not exist, zmore looks for a file of the same name with the addition of a .gz, .z or .Z suffix.

       Zmore normally pauses after each screenful, printing --More-- at the bottom of the screen.  If  the  user  then
       types a carriage return, one more line is displayed.  If the user hits a space, another screenful is displayed.
       Other possibilities are enumerated later.

       Zmore looks in the file /etc/termcap to determine terminal characteristics, and to determine the default window
       size.  On a terminal capable of displaying 24 lines, the default window size is 22 lines.  To use a pager other
       than the default more, set environment variable PAGER to the name of the desired program, such as less.

       Other sequences which may be typed when zmore pauses, and their effects, are as follows (i is an optional inte-
       ger argument, defaulting to 1) :


       i<space>
              display i more lines, (or another screenful if no argument is given)


       ^D     display 11 more lines (a ''scroll'').  If i is given, then the scroll size is set to i.


       d      same as ^D (control-D)


       iz     same  as  typing  a  space except that i, if present, becomes the new window size.  Note that the window
              size reverts back to the default at the end of the current file.


       is     skip i lines and print a screenful of lines


       if     skip i screenfuls and print a screenful of lines


       q or Q quit reading the current file; go on to the next (if any)


       e or q When the prompt --More--(Next file: file) is printed, this command causes zmore to exit.


       s      When the prompt --More--(Next file: file) is printed, this command causes zmore to skip  the  next  file
              and continue.


       =      Display the current line number.


       i/expr search  for the i-th occurrence of the regular expression expr.  If the pattern is not found, zmore goes
              on to the next file (if any).  Otherwise, a screenful is displayed, starting two lines before the  place
              where  the  expression  was found.  The user's erase and kill characters may be used to edit the regular
              expression.  Erasing back past the first column cancels the search command.


       in     search for the i-th occurrence of the last regular expression entered.


       !command
              invoke a shell with command.  The character '!' in "command" is replaced with the  previous  shell  com-
              mand.  The sequence "\!" is replaced by "!".


       :q or :Q
              quit reading the current file; go on to the next (if any) (same as q or Q).


       .      (dot) repeat the previous command.

       The commands take effect immediately, i.e., it is not necessary to type a carriage return.  Up to the time when
       the command character itself is given, the user may hit the line kill character to cancel the  numerical  argu-
       ment being formed.  In addition, the user may hit the erase character to redisplay the --More-- message.

       At  any  time  when  output  is being sent to the terminal, the user can hit the quit key (normally control-\).
       Zmore will stop sending output, and will display the usual --More-- prompt.  The user may then enter one of the
       above  commands  in  the  normal manner.  Unfortunately, some output is lost when this is done, due to the fact
       that any characters waiting in the terminal's output queue are flushed when the quit signal occurs.

       The terminal is set to noecho mode by this program so that the output can be continuous.  What  you  type  will
       thus not show on your terminal, except for the / and !  commands.

       If  the  standard  output  is  not  a teletype, then zmore acts just like zcat, except that a header is printed
       before each file.

FILES
       /etc/termcap
              Terminal data base

SEE ALSO
       more(1), gzip(1), zdiff(1), zgrep(1), znew(1), zforce(1), gzexe(1)



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