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ZMORE(1)                FreeBSD General Commands Manual               ZMORE(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       zmore [ name ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       Zmore is a filter which allows examination of compressed or plain text
       files one screenful at a time on a soft-copy terminal.  zmore 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 suffix.

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

       Zmore looks in the file /etc/termcap to determine terminal
       characteristics, and to determine the default window size.  On a
       terminal 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
       effects, 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.  Note that the window size reverts back to the
              default at the end of the current file.

       is     skip i lines and print a screenful of lines

       if     skip i screenfuls and print a screenful of lines

       q or Q quit reading the current file; go on to the next (if any)

       e or q When the prompt --More--(Next file: file) is printed, this
              command causes zmore to exit.

       s      When the prompt --More--(Next file: file) is printed, this
              command causes zmore to skip the next file and continue.

       =      Display the current line number.

       i/expr search for the i-th occurrence of the regular expression expr.
              If the pattern is not found, zmore goes on to the next file (if
              any).  Otherwise, a screenful is displayed, starting two lines
              before the place where the expression was found.  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 reading the current file; go on to the next (if any) (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
       character 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-\).  Zmore 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 characters 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.

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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