Quick searching with less

zless +/search_pattern file.gz

2011-01-22 11:30:47

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  • This command enables the user to append a search pattern on the command line when using less as the PAGER. This is especially convenient (as the example shows) in compressed files and when searching man pages (substituting the zcat command with man, however).

    zcat file.gz | less +/search_pattern
    gwchamb · 2011-01-14 21:29:40 1

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