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Re: [vox-tech] reading gzip'd files inline
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Re: [vox-tech] reading gzip'd files inline

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] reading gzip'd files inline
  • From: Micah Cowan <micaMAPSh@cowanbox.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:38:45 -0800
  • References: 20010219112328.A27990@dirac.org

On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 11:23:28AM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> question:
> given
>       doc.txt.gz
>       doc.ps.gz
> how do i read these file in line?   i've tried:
>       gzip -d -c doc.txt.gz | vi
>       gzip -d -c doc.ps.gz | gv
> but neither vim nor gv like getting data from stdin.  vim complains about no
> controlling tty and gv just displays nothing.
> thanks!
> p
> -- 
> "It's better to be safe than assimilated."                   p@dirac.org
>                       -- Chakotay                            www.dirac.org/p

You might try:

vi <(gzip -d -c doc.txt.gz)
gv <(gzip -d -c doc.ps.gz)

Which will only work if the program doesn't mind fifos and doesn't try
to use things like ftell(), fseek(), etc.


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