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BZMORE(1)							     BZMORE(1)

NAME
       bzmore,	bzless	-  file	 perusal  filter for crt viewing of bzip2 com‐
       pressed text

SYNOPSIS
       bzmore [ name ...  ]
       bzless [ name ...  ]

NOTE
       In the following description, bzless and less can be used  interchange‐
       ably with bzmore and more.

DESCRIPTION
       Bzmore is a filter which allows examination of compressed or plain text
       files one screenful at a time on a soft-copy terminal.  bzmore works on
       files  compressed with bzip2 and also on uncompressed files.  If a file
       does not exist, bzmore looks for a file of the same name with the addi‐
       tion of a .bz2 suffix.

       Bzmore  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.

       Bzmore looks in the file /etc/termcap to determine terminal  character‐
       istics,	and to determine the default window size.  On a terminal capa‐
       ble of displaying 24 lines, the default window size is 22 lines.	 Other
       sequences which may be typed when bzmore 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  com‐
	      mand causes bzmore to exit.

       s      When  the prompt --More--(Next file: file) is printed, this com‐
	      mand causes bzmore 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, bzmore 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" are
	      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 charac‐
       ter 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-\).  Bzmore 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 bzmore  acts  just  like
       bzcat, except that a header is printed before each file.

FILES
       /etc/termcap	   Terminal data base

SEE ALSO
       more(1), less(1), bzip2(1), bzdiff(1), bzgrep(1)

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