As a long time Gentoo users, I've gotten used to 'less' being able to pretty print HTML files or let me view gzipped files without the need to do
$ zcat text.gz | less
Well, when I started using Kubuntu recently, I found that only the vanilla version of less is installed by default. There is a basic lesspipe program that exists, but it's not as feature rich as the lesspipe.sh script that Gentoo uses.
After doing a little digging, I found that there's no .deb package available for the lesspipe script, so I made one myself. I created the lesspipe script as per the installation instructions, except that I used the "--yes" option when building it. The "yes" option basically assumes that all the helper programs like "unrtf" are installed on your system. Of course, since it handles so many file formats, I didn't bother checking for them all. If you decide to try out my deb package and you have a problem, drop me a line.