Show the source code of a LaTeX class or package or a TeX file in general

less `kpsewhich scrartcl.cls`
kpsewhich is a tool for path and file lookup. It is a front-end of the kpathsea library. For one or more given package or file names it returns the complete path from within the TeX installation, that one which the compiler would actually use. Via backticks we can use it as argument to less, more, or any editor. For example: gedit `kpsewhich hyperref.sty`
Sample Output
%%
%% This is file `article.cls',
%% generated with the docstrip utility.
%%
%% The original source files were:
%%
%% classes.dtx  (with options: `article')
%% 
%% This is a generated file.

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By: Stefan
2012-04-15 11:10:41

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