ZMORE(1)                                                                                                                              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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