a better lesskey helper

Bill Vermillion bv at wjv.com
Fri Nov 9 14:45:55 PST 2007

The time has come the freebsd-current-request at freebsd.org said, to
talk of many things but all that was heard on Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at
22:24 was whether pigs have wings - or:

> Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 15:34:08 -0500
> From: Chuck Robey <chuckr at chuckr.org>
> Subject: Re: a  better  lesskey  helper

> Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav 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.

> > DES

> 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.

> I really wouldn't want to bother folks anymore on this if I'm
> all wet? Does your less not decode tar.gz things? What does your
> zless do that your less doesn't? Does either your zless or your
> less decode executables and libraries (via a objdump pipe)?

> I gotta admit, I'd never heard of zless.

I've found that 'most' is quite handy.  It decodes binaries when it
finds thems, it decompresses gzipped files.   

It's in /usr/ports/sysutils/most


Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

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