On my old SUSE distro,
less would automatically decompress .gz files.
That came in very convenient when listing auto-compressed
The current version of SUSE now archives
/var/log/mail and others with xz.
I never wondered how
less automatically decompressed .gz files, but I probably should have (:
So: what do I need to do, so this "magically" will work:
I regard this as a Linux question, but in case it is SUSE specific, I'm running this version of SUSE:
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) VERSION = 12.2 CODENAME = Mantis