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Manual Reference Pages  -  BREED (1)

NAME

breed - prepare files for reed

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Usage
Files
Bugs
See Also

SYNOPSIS

breed [options] [filename]

DESCRIPTION

breed prepares files for viewing by reed. Although the most common use is viewing compressed files (.gz, .bz2, etc), it also supports many other file formats. It can only take one filename as a parameter, however.

breed has some advantages over other generic viewer programs (like lessfile or zmore) because it can tell Reed the "real" filename so bookmarks act correctly.

OPTIONS

Breed has the same options as Reed. In addition, if you have /usr/bin/fold installed, Breed can word wrap text automatically, using the -w parameter.

USAGE

breed supports all command line options reed does, although it only allows one filename.

FILES

.html, .htm, .shtml Uses Lynx. breed is also capable of using Lynx to download remote files, for example
breed http://www.sacredchao.net/software/reed/
.bz2, .bz, .gz, .z Uses bunzip2, bunzip, and gunzip, respectively. Uncompresses the file and displays it. Note that the behaviour is different for .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 files.
.tar, .tar.gz (.tgz), .tar.bz2 (.tb2), .tar.z Displays a listing of files in the archive.
.arj, .zip (.jar), .lha, .lhz Display a listing of the files in the archive. Requires unarj, unzip, and lha respectively.
.rpm, .deb Display information about the package. Requires rpm and dpkg.
.pdf, .ps, .doc Display an approximation of the document. Requires pdftotext, ps2ascii, and catdoc, respectively.
.pdb View a Palm DOC file. Requires doctotext, from the Pyrite Publisher package.
.gpg Decrypt a file and display the contents. Requires gpg.

BUGS

Decrypting .gpg files creates an intermediate file with the plaintext contents. This file is deleted when you exit Reed, and is mode 0400, however, the file is still plaintext on your hard drive for as long as you’re reading it (and probably longer still in your RAM).

SEE ALSO

reed(1), fold(1)
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SCOL REED (1) February 3rd, 2002

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