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zipgrep - search files in a ZIP archive for lines matching a pattern
zipgrep [egrep_options] pattern file[.zip] [file(s) ...] [-x xfile(s) ...]
zipgrep will search files within a ZIP archive for lines matching the given string or pat‐
tern. zipgrep is a shell script and requires egrep(1) and unzip(1) to function. Its out‐
put is identical to that of egrep(1).
The pattern to be located within a ZIP archive. Any string or regular
expression accepted by egrep(1) may be used. file[.zip] Path of the ZIP ar‐
chive. (Wildcard expressions for the ZIP archive name are not supported.)
If the literal filename is not found, the suffix .zip is appended. Note
that self-extracting ZIP files are supported, as with any other ZIP archive;
just specify the .exe suffix (if any) explicitly.
An optional list of archive members to be processed, separated by spaces.
If no member files are specified, all members of the ZIP archive are
searched. Regular expressions (wildcards) may be used to match multiple
* matches a sequence of 0 or more characters
? matches exactly 1 character
[...] matches any single character found inside the brackets; ranges are
specified by a beginning character, a hyphen, and an ending charac‐
ter. If an exclamation point or a caret (`!' or `^') follows the
left bracket, then the range of characters within the brackets is
complemented (that is, anything except the characters inside the
brackets is considered a match).
(Be sure to quote any character that might otherwise be interpreted or modi‐
fied by the operating system.)
An optional list of archive members to be excluded from processing. Since
wildcard characters match directory separators (`/'), this option may be
used to exclude any files that are in subdirectories. For example, ``zip‐
grep grumpy foo *.[ch] -x */*'' would search for the string ``grumpy'' in
all C source files in the main directory of the ``foo'' archive, but none in
any subdirectories. Without the -x option, all C source files in all direc‐
tories within the zipfile would be searched.
All options prior to the ZIP archive filename are passed to egrep(1).
egrep(1), unzip(1), zip(1), funzip(1), zipcloak(1), zipinfo(1), zipnote(1), zip‐
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zipgrep was written by Jean-loup Gailly.
Info-ZIP 20 April 2009 ZIPGREP(1)