XZLESS(1)                          XZ Utils                          XZLESS(1)

TABLE OF CONTENTS
       NAME
       SYNOPSIS
       DESCRIPTION
       ENVIRONMENT
       SEE ALSO
       KEYWORD INDEX

NAME
       xzless, lzless - view xz or lzma compressed (text) files

SYNOPSIS
       xzless [file...]
       lzless [file...]

DESCRIPTION
       xzless is a filter that displays text from compressed files to a termi-
       nal.  Files supported by xz(1) are decompressed; other  files  are  as-
       sumed  to  be in uncompressed form already.  If no files are given, xz-
       less reads from standard input.

       xzless uses less(1) to present its output.  Unlike xzmore,  its  choice
       of  pager  cannot  be altered by setting an environment variable.  Com-
       mands are based on both more(1) and vi(1)  and  allow  back  and  forth
       movement and searching.  See the less(1) manual for more information.

       The  command  named  lzless is provided for backward compatibility with
       LZMA Utils.

ENVIRONMENT
       LESSMETACHARS
              A list of characters special to the shell.  Set by xzless unless
              it is already set in the environment.

       LESSOPEN
              Set  to a command line to invoke the xz(1) decompressor for pre-
              processing the input files to less(1).

SEE ALSO
       less(1), xz(1), xzmore(1), zless(1)

KEYWORD INDEX
       LESSMETACHARS
       LESSOPEN

Tukaani                           2024-02-12                         XZLESS(1)