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Use zless utility from that same gzip suite, it combines functionality of gzip -d and less into one


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This is what pipes were made for: gzip -dc | less


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Create a file setting a new key binding for the s command key, and "compile it" as follows: echo 's invalid' >~/.lesskey lesskey Then typing s in less will just beep or flash.


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You can copy the top line displayed in less to the X11 CLIPBOARD selection by typing with less: |.head -n1|xclip -sel c<Enter><Enter> That pipes the less buffer from the top line to the . mark (so in effect the whole screen content) to the head -n1|xclip -sel c command (to store the first line of that in the CLIPBOARD selection) You could ...


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man itself is a tool to format manual pages, not to browse them. The tool you use to browse the man pages is a pager. The default pager on most systems is less. In less, when you press / or ? to search, a few characters have a special meaning if you type them at the beginning of the search expression. The exclamation mark is one of them. To avoid ! having a ...


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man -k \! Not sure that is what you are really asking?


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I would just mv - f && less f. Problem solved.


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Note: my answer is NOT valid in the OP's case, and only applies to tools following the convention mentioned below and not in the case of a file named exactly just - (dash), which is often also a special case to specify that reading from standard input is expected. See the accepted answer. Leaving this here as it contains useful information for other cases ...


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Just prefix it with ./: less ./- Or use redirection: less < - Note that since - (as opposed to -x or --foo-- for instance) is considered a special filename rather than an option, the following doesn't work: less -- - # THIS DOES NOT WORK


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On OS/X, like on all systems where they are supported except Linux, opening /dev/fd/x is like doing a dup(x), the resulting fd more or less points to the same open file description as on fd x and in particular will have the same offset within the file. Linux is the exception here. On Linux, /dev/fd/x is a symlink to /proc/self/fd/x and /proc/self/fd/x is a ...


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The mobyposi.i file uses old-style Mac line endings, i.e. CR characters. Why? I don't know. This file is from 1993, maybe the author wanted to be Mac-friendly and thought Unix and Windows users could fend on their own. Or maybe the author made a mistake, the readme file states that “the vocabulary file [has] CRLF (ASCII 13/10) delimiters” whereas the ...


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Another option which doesn't involve setting any variables is to pipe the data through less instead of letting less open the file for you. $ cat file.raw | less or $ less <file.raw would do the trick.


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The attempt to use isoinfo comes from lesspipe, which is generally used as a helper for less via the LESSOPEN variable. Running LESSOPEN= less file.raw will open file.raw without interpretation.



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