[Gllug] Neat trick with compressed files
mriscott at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Aug 27 15:07:06 UTC 2004
> I've always had a vague intention to write a script to automate this.
> Just today however I accidentally typed:
> $ vi /usr/share/doc/<mumble>/README.gz
> (I was using tab completion and didn't realise it was a .gz file) and
> pow!, vi reads it just fine.
Just a word of warning: This uncompresses the whole file.
zmore/zless are much better for e.g. big logfiles.
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