Input filter for 'less'
lesspipe.sh is an input filter for the pager 'less' as described in less's man page. It runs under a ksh-compatible shell (ksh, bash, zsh) and lets you use 'less' to view compressed files, archives, and files contained in archives. Viewing files by accessing a device file has been implemented for DOS filesystems and tar files only. The following formats are currently supported (both as plain and compressed files using compress, gzip, bzip2, or zip): tar, nroff, (sh)ar, executables, directories, RPM and Debian (.deb) Archives, Microsoft Word, files and PDF.
DocumentationUser man page included.
released on 28 July 2015
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2||Janet Casey||31 October 2001|
Leaders and contributors
|Derek B. Noonburg||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||https://github.com/wofr06/lesspipe/|
|Required to use||file (GNU file 3.27 or above recommended)|
|Weak prerequisite||mtoolstest (according to which file type you are using)|
|Required to use||gzip/bzip2/unzip (depending on compression method used)|
|Required to use||bash (2.04 or later) *or* ksh *or* zsh|
|Weak prerequisite||GNU tar|
|Weak prerequisite||GNU cpio|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2017.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.
The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.