a better lesskey helper

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Fri Nov 9 12:59:41 PST 2007

Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org> writes:
> Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>> Nikolay Pavlov <qpadla at gmail.com> writes:
>>> There is already such a file there. You just need to proper set an
>>> environment: setenv LESSOPEN '|lesspipe.sh %s'
>> zless will do that for you.
> Now I'm getting a bit confused.  I know you from long before, and I
> know you wouldn't make mistakes easily.  MY zless here doesn't decode
> executables and libs, but there's no man page, and zless --help gives
> only the standard less help info, so I don;'t know what zless does
> that less didn't do before I changed out the lesspipe.sh on my local
> system.

"that" refers to Nikolay's setenv trick.  If you actually define
LESSOPEN in your environment, less will always use it, which may not be
what you want; instead, you can use less when you want to see the actual
file and zless when you want it "decoded".

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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