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lesspipe.sh is an input filter for the pager less as described in its man page.
http://www-zeuthen.desy.de/~friebel/unix/lesspipe.html

The script runs under a ksh compliant shell (ksh, bash, zsh) and allows to view files with binary content, compressed files, archives and files contained in archives. A large and growing number of formats are supported both as plain and compressed files using compress, gzip, bzip2 or zip.

Experimental support for syntax highlighting was added through a perl script code2color which is derived from Peter Palfraders code2html script. The script code2color is written in perl and has colorizing support for the languages ada, asm, awk, c, c++, groff, html, xml, java, javascript, lisp, m4, make, pascal, patch, perl, povray, python, ruby, shellscript and sql. Syntax highlighting is only activated if the environment variable LESS is existing and contains the option -R or -r or less is called with one of these options. This guarantees, that instead of literal escape sequences colors are displayed. The detection of the -r/-R presence at runtime is rather dependent on the operating system and may not work in all cases. 

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lesspipe.changes 308 Bytes over 9 years ago Download File
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