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

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] reading gzip'd files inline
  • From: Matt Roper <mdroper@ucdavis.eMAPSdu>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:29:39 -0800
  • References: 20010219112328.A27990@dirac.org

For vi, you need to add - to the command line:
   gzip -d -c doc.txt.gz | vi -

For gv, you don't need to do any piping at all.  gv already knows how to
open compressed files.
   gv doc.ps.gz

On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, 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


Matt Roper

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