Release Notes: This release protects against errors when calling iconv.
Release Notes: Minor bugfixes in configure and color support.
Release Notes: New ENV variables LESSQUIET (to suppress informal messages) and LESSCOLORIZER (to specify an alternate syntax highlighting program) have been introduced. The variable DESTDIR has been added to the Makefile (for make install). The lesspipe.sh in the tar file was generated with syntax highlighting code. The output of tar tf can be colorized using the included tarcolor script. The contents of 7za archives can now be viewed using 7zr if existing. The recognition of formats has been enhanced, the test suite has been improved, and some minor bugs have been corrected.
Release Notes: Files ending in .xml will no longer be (incorrectly) interpreted as HTML files. Proper options for the file command are now chosen at runtime to guess the character encoding of files. This is used to optionally display recoded file contents. When syntax highlighting is used within lesspipe.sh, colored ls output now works on more OS flavours. A sample wrapper function for less is provided to allow directly opening URLs by simply calling 'less <URL>'.
Release Notes: This release checks for an appropriate shell at runtime. The configure script was modified to do better checks for good 'tar' and 'file' commands. The amount of filtering in lesspipe.sh can be controlled if support for the ENV variable LESS_ADVANCED_PREPROCESSOR was included at configure time. The handling of that variable has been changed from the previous version. Several tests were changed to better detect compressed files. The documentation has been updated.
Release Notes: lesspipe now checks for helper applications at runtime. The configure script was enhanced to allow for tailoring the number of filters included in lesspipe.sh. As a configurable option, the amount of filtering in lesspipe.sh can now be controlled by the ENV variable LESS_ADVANCED_PREPROCESSOR. Support for the xz compression method was added. The documentation has been cleaned up and minor bugs (mostly for Mac OS X) have been corrected.
Release Notes: A major restructuring of the lesspipe code took place. Support for even more file types has been added (e.g. jar and lzip). The test suite was enhanced, several bugs were fixed, and the code was cleaned up. The documentation has been updated.
Release Notes: lesspipe now comes with improved UTF-8 support. It will automatically convert the display between UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1 charsets, depending on the LANG environment variable. The handling of 7-zip files has been improved and lzma compressed files are now recognized. The documentation and code has been cleaned up and minor bugs have been corrected.
Release Notes: lesspipe now displays human-readable information for even more file types. Support for viewing gpg encrypted files and binary plist files (MacOS X) has been included. For HTML display, the program links is now preferred over lynx, and mp3 file information can be viewed using id3v2. The configure script now correctly works with the most recent file command. Several other minor corrections have been made as well.
Release Notes: lesspipe now includes support for viewing the contents of rar and 7-zip archives and to display an ASCII representation of the contents of Openoffice documents. For images (PNG, GIF, JPEG, and other formats), the file's format and characteristics are shown. Debian packages can now be viewed without installing dpkg. Various small bugfixes and optimizations were done. The documentation and the test suite have been enhanced.