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       zmore - file perusal filter for crt viewing of compressed text


       zmore [ name ...  ]


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

       The zmore command 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

       The zmore command 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) :

              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.

       is     skip i lines and print a screenful of lines

       if     skip i screenfuls and print a screenful of lines

       q or Q Quit.

       =      Display the current line number.

       i/expr search  for  the  i-th occurrence of the regular expression expr.  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.

              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 (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-\).  The zmore command 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 if there is more than one file.


              Terminal data base


       more(1), gzip(1), zdiff(1), zgrep(1), znew(1), zforce(1), gzexe(1)