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+This is zsh version 3.1 (beta)
+Note that this is a beta version. The latest stable version is zsh-3.0.5.
+Installing Zsh
+The instructions for compiling zsh are in the file INSTALL. You should
+also check the file MACHINES in the subdirectory Etc to see if there
+are any special instructions for your particular architecture.
+Zsh is a shell with lots of features. For a list of these, see the
+file Etc/FEATURES. For more details, see the documentation.
+There are a number of documents about zsh in this distribution:
+Doc/Zsh/*.yo The master source for the zsh documentation is written in
+ yodl. Yodl is a document language written by Karel Kubat.
+ It is not required by zsh but but it is a nice program so
+ you might want to get it anyway, especially if you are a
+ zsh developer. It can be downloaded from
+ ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/yodl*
+Doc/zsh*.1 Man pages in nroff format. These will be installed
+ by "make install.man" or "make install". By default,
+ these will be installed in /usr/local/man/man1, although
+ you can change this with the --mandir option to configure
+ or editing the user configuration section of the top level
+ Makefile.
+Doc/zsh.texi Everything the man pages have, but in texinfo format. These
+ will be installed by "make install.info" or "make install".
+ By default, these will be installed in /usr/local/info,
+ although you can change this with the --infodir option to
+ configure or editing the user configuration section of the
+ top level Makefile.
+Also include in the distribution are:
+Doc/intro.ms An introduction to zsh in troff format using the ms
+ macros. This document explains many of the features
+ that make zsh more equal than other shells.
+ Unfortunately this is based on zsh-2.5 so some examples
+ may not work without changes but it is still a good
+ introduction.
+If you do not have the necessary tools to process these documents,
+PostScript, ASCII, Info and DVI versions are available in the separate
+file zsh-beta-doc.tar.gz at the archive sites listed in the META-FAQ.
+The distribution also contains a Perl script in Utils/helpfiles which
+can be used to extract the descriptions of builtin commands from the
+zshbuiltins manual page. See the comments at the beginning of the
+script about its usage. The files created by this script can be used
+by example function run-help located in the subdirectory Functions to
+show information about zsh builtins and run `man' on external commands.
+For this the shell variable HELPDIR should point to a directory containing
+the fileles generated by the helpfiles script. run-help should be
+unaliased before loading the run-help function. After that this function
+will be executed by the run-help ZLE function which is by default bound
+to ESC-h in emacs mode.
+Examples of zsh startup files are located in the subdirectory
+StartupFiles. Examples of zsh functions and scripts are located in
+the subdirectory Functions. Examples of completion control commands
+(compctl) are located in the file Misc/compctl-examples.
+Zsh FTP Sites, Web Pages, and Mailing Lists
+The current list of zsh FTP sites, web pages, and mailing lists can be
+found in the META-FAQ. A copy is included in this distribution and is
+available separately at any of the zsh FTP sites.
+Common Problems and Frequently Asked Questions
+Zsh has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) maintained by Peter
+Stephenson <pws@zsh.org>. It covers many common problems encountered
+when building, installing, and using zsh. A copy is included in this
+distribution in Etc/FAQ and is available separately at any of the zsh
+ftp sites.
+Zsh Maintenance and Bug Reports
+Zsh is currently maintained by the members of the zsh-workers mailing list
+and coordinated by Andrew Main (Zefram) <zefram@zsh.org>. Please send
+any feedback and bugs reports to <zsh-workers@math.gatech.edu>.
+There is a script "reporter" in the subdirectory Util which will print
+out your current shell environment/setup. If you report a bug, please
+use this script and include the output from sourcing this file. This way,
+the problem you are reporting can be recreated.
+You can help even more if you can reproduce the bug starting zsh with
+the -f option. This skips the execution of local startup files except
+/etc/zshenv. If a bug occurs only when some options set try to locate
+the option which triggers the bug.
+The known bugs in zsh are listed in the file Etc/BUGS. Check this as
+well as the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list before sending a bug
+report. Note that zsh has some features which are not compatible with
+sh but these are not bugs. Most of these incompatibilities go away
+when zsh is invoked as sh or ksh (e.g. using a symbolic link).
+If you send a bug report to the list and are not a subscriber, please
+mention this in your message if you want a response.
+If you would like to contribute to the development and maintenance of zsh,
+then you should join the zsh-workers mailing list (check the META-FAQ
+for info on this). You should also read the "zsh-development-guide"
+located in the subdirectory Util.
+The people who have contributed to this software project are listed