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XZLESS(1) XZ Utils XZLESS(1)

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. It works on files compressed with xz(1) or lzma(1). If no files
are given, xzless 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)

Tukaani 2010-09-27 XZLESS(1)