On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:49 AM, Antonio Diaz Diaz <anto...@gnu.org> wrote:
> zless may work in the case cited by Jesse Hathaway (less log.gz), but it 
> fails miserably in most other cases.

That is definitely true, but for users of zless, the functionality
would be better in that a zutils zless would be
agnostic to the compression format of the file. I was not asking for
parity with lesspipe, but parity with zless,
i.e. `zcat file.{gz,xz,bz2} | less`, which I think is the most common
use case. I actually did not even know of
the existence of lesspipe until I tried to use zless on an xz compressed file.

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