diplaying file.ps.gz

Sohail Somani sohail at sohailsomani.com
Wed Oct 1 21:02:13 BST 2003

On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 15:05, Johann Philipp wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been looking at the same thing for quite long, with no good result yet. 
> When playing around with the file associations I found it works if .gz files 
> are associated with kghostview as the first application. Same thing doesn't 
> work for e.g. kate. So kghostview seems to be more clever than kate. OTOH: 
> doing a "kghostview file.ps.gz" from command line doesn't work.
> So I believe that all components to do things like this are there (there are 
> such things as servicetypes or so named gzipfilter...), but konqueror doesn't 
> like multiple extensions (a mime type for .ps.gz has no effect, if .gz is 
> defined). Or: I just don't know how to make them work...
> Johann
try using pipes

gunzip | program

of course the program has to want stdin

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