BZMORE linux command manual

BZMORE(1)                                                      BZMORE(1)

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

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

       In the following description, bzless and less can be used interchange-
       ably 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 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) :

              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 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 regu-
              lar 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  out-
       put,  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 char-
       acters 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.

       /etc/termcap        Terminal data base

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