[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF

Nick Moffitt nick@zork.net
Sun Nov 9 23:32:44 PST 2003

begin  Ben Finney  quotation:
> Only as seamless as the tool provides.  Since you are fine with
> needing special tools to read the document, why not compress using
> gzip and avoid all the other hassles of PDF?  Tools that support
> reading gzip-compressed text are arguably much more numerous than
> those that support reading compressed PDF.

	zless is a pretty decent transparent replacement for
less/more, since it falls back to unencrypted text if it doesn't find
a gzip header.  vim handles gzipped files transparently as well.

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