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       bzmore,  bzless  -  file  perusal  filter  for  crt  viewing  of  bzip2
       compressed text


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


       In  the  following  description,  bzless   and   less   can   be   used
       interchangeably with bzmore and more.


       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
       addition 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
       characteristics,  and  to  determine  the  default  window  size.  On a
       terminal capable 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) :

              display  i  more  lines, (or another screenful if no argument is

       ^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 bzmore to exit.

       s      When the prompt  --More--(Next  file:  file)  is  printed,  this
              command 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

              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
       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-\).  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

       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.


       /etc/termcap        Terminal data base


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