zmore for bzip2?

David Kelly dkelly at
Fri Aug 29 16:59:45 PDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 11:37:47PM -0500, ES top-posted:
> For your bzip2 files, would the following command suffice?
> bzcat <filename> | less


Yes, of course. But zmore is smart enough to figure out what to do with
several compression techniques, or even to handle non-compressed files
very trivially and without hassle.

I've changed my /etc/newsyslog.conf from J to Z simply so that I could
zmore the files rather than pipe the file or dress up an alias named
bmore or similar.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
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capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system.

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