view compressed files
zmore is a filter that allows the viewing of files
compressed with Lempel-Ziv encoding. Such files generally have a
“Z” or “gz” extension (both the
gzip(1) formats are supported). Any
flags that are specified are passed to
zless is equivalent to
zmore but uses
less(1) as a pager instead of
When multiple files are specified,
will pause at the end of each file and present the following prompt to the
prev_file (END) - Next: next_file
Where prev_file is the file that was just
displayed and next_file is the next file to be displayed.
The following keys are recognized at the prompt:
- skip the next file (or exit if the next file is the last).
If no files are specified,
zmore will read
from the standard input. In this mode
assume gzip(1) style compression since
there is no suffix on which to make a decision.