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ZMORE(1)                  BSD General Commands Manual                 ZMORE(1)

NAME
     zmore -- view compressed files

SYNOPSIS
     zmore [flags] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
     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 compress(1) and gzip(1) formats are supported).
     Any flags that are specified are passed to the user's preferred PAGER (which is /usr/bin/more by
     default).

     When multiple files are specified, zmore will pause at the end of each file and present the following
     prompt to the user:

           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:

           e or q  quit zmore.

           s       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 zmore will assume
     gzip(1) style compression since there is no suffix on which to make a decision.

ENVIRONMENT
     PAGER  Program used to display files.  If unset, /usr/bin/more is used.

SEE ALSO
     compress(1), less(1), more(1)

BSD                            February 6, 2011                            BSD

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