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ZMORE(1)		    General Commands Manual		      ZMORE(1)

NAME
       zmore - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text

SYNOPSIS
       zmore [ name ...	 ]

DESCRIPTION
       The zmore command is a filter which allows examination of compressed or
       plain text files	one screenful at a time	on a soft-copy terminal.   The
       zmore  command  works  on files compressed with compress, pack or gzip,
       and also	on uncompressed	files.	If a file does not exist, zmore	 looks
       for  a  file of the same	name with the addition of a .gz, .z or .Z suf-
       fix.

       The zmore  command  normally  pauses  after  each  screenful,  printing
       --More--	 at  the  bottom of the	screen.	 If the	user then types	a car-
       riage return, one more line is displayed.  If the user  hits  a	space,
       another	screenful  is  displayed.   Other possibilities	are enumerated
       later.

       The zmore command looks in the file /etc/termcap	to determine  terminal
       characteristics,	and to determine the default window size.  On a	termi-
       nal capable of displaying 24 lines,  the	 default  window  size	is  22
       lines.	To  use	 a  pager other	than the default more, set environment
       variable	PAGER to the name of the desired program, such as less.

       Other sequences which may be typed when zmore  pauses,  and  their  ef-
       fects, are as follows (i	is an optional integer argument, defaulting to
       1) :

       i<space>
	      display i	more lines, (or	another	screenful if  no  argument  is
	      given)

       ^D     display  11  more	lines (a ``scroll'').  If i is given, then the
	      scroll size is set to i.

       d      same as ^D (control-D)

       iz     same as typing a space except that i, if	present,  becomes  the
	      new window size.

       is     skip i lines and print a screenful of lines

       if     skip i screenfuls	and print a screenful of lines

       q or Q Quit.

       =      Display the current line number.

       i/expr search  for  the i-th occurrence of the regular expression expr.
	      The user's erase and kill	characters may be  used	 to  edit  the
	      regular  expression.  Erasing back past the first	column cancels
	      the search command.

       in     search for the i-th occurrence of	the  last  regular  expression
	      entered.

       !command
	      invoke  a	shell with command.  The character `!' in "command" is
	      replaced with the	previous shell command.	 The sequence "\!"  is
	      replaced by "!".

       :q or :Q
	      Quit (same as q or Q).

       .      (dot) repeat the previous	command.

       The commands take effect	immediately, i.e., it is not necessary to type
       a carriage return.  Up to the time when the command character itself is
       given, the user may hit the line	kill character to cancel the numerical
       argument	being formed.  In addition, the	user may hit the erase charac-
       ter to redisplay	the --More-- message.

       At any time when	output is being	sent to	the terminal, the user can hit
       the quit	key (normally control-\).  The zmore command will stop sending
       output,	and will display the usual --More-- prompt.  The user may then
       enter one of the	above commands in the normal  manner.	Unfortunately,
       some output is lost when	this is	done, due to the fact that any charac-
       ters waiting in the terminal's output queue are flushed when  the  quit
       signal occurs.

       The  terminal  is set to	noecho mode by this program so that the	output
       can be continuous.  What	you type will thus not show on your  terminal,
       except for the /	and !  commands.

       If  the	standard  output  is not a teletype, then zmore	acts just like
       zcat, except that a header is printed before each file if there is more
       than one	file.

FILES
       /etc/termcap
	      Terminal data base

SEE ALSO
       more(1),	gzip(1), zdiff(1), zgrep(1), znew(1), zforce(1), gzexe(1)

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