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GZGREP(1)                   General Commands Manual                  GZGREP(1)



NAME
       gzgrep, gzegrep, gzfgrep - search possibly compressed files for a regu-
       lar expression

SYNOPSIS
       gzgrep [ grep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename...

DESCRIPTION
       gzgrep is used to invoke the grep on compress'ed or gzip'ed files.  All
       options  specified  are  passed directly to grep.  If no file is speci-
       fied, then the standard input is decompressed if necessary and  fed  to
       grep.   Otherwise the given files are uncompressed if necessary and fed
       to grep.

       If gzgrep is invoked as gzegrep or gzfgrep then egrep or fgrep is  used
       instead  of grep.  If the GREP environment variable is set, gzgrep uses
       it as the grep program to be invoked. For example:

           for sh:  GREP=fgrep  gzgrep string files
           for csh: (setenv GREP fgrep; gzgrep string files)

AUTHOR
       Charles Levert (charlesATcomm.ca)

SEE ALSO
       grep(1),   egrep(1),   fgrep(1),   gzdiff(1),   gzmore(1),    gznew(1),
       gzforce(1), gzip(1), gzexe(1)

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       box; cbp-1 | cbp-1 l | l .  ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE = Availabil-
       ity   SUNWgzip = Interface Stability External

NOTES
       Source for gzip is available in the SUNWgzipS package.



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