JP Vossen on 18 Jul 2011 20:14:41 -0700

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[PLUG] Doing More with Less

Last night at PLUG W Amul & I and others were talking about using 'less' and extending it to read "binary" stuff like zip or tar files.

You can see what I wrote in the _bash Cookbook_ here:;

But the short answer is see if 'lesspipe' is already installed (which it may already be via the Ubuntu "less" package, other distros vary), and either way go read:

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