[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF
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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