lesspipe.sh is an input filter for the pager less as described in less's man page. The script runs under a ksh-compatible shell (ksh, bash, zsh) and allows you to use less to view compressed files, archives, and files contained in archives. Viewing files by accessing a device file is implemented to some extent (DOS filesystems and tar files). It supports the following formats (both as plain and compressed files using compress, gzip, bzip2, or zip): tar, nroff, (sh)ar, HTML, executables, directories, RPM and Debian (.deb) archives, MS-Word, ps, DVI, and PDF.
Author: Wolfgang Friebel DESY Zeuthen (Wolfgang.Friebel@desy.de)
Maintainer: Tilmann Bitterberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Buildtime: 1608 (5) seconds (on reference hardware)
Buildtime: 2219 (9) seconds (on reference hardware)
Package Size: 0.03 MB, 7 files
Dependencies: 00-dirtree bash2 bzip2 coreutils cvm file findutils gawk gcc42 grep
Dependencies: ltrace make mktemp perl5 sed sysfiles tar xmame zsh