xzgrep Man page

XZGREP(1) XZ Utils XZGREP(1)

NAME

xzgrep – search compressed files for a regular expression

SYNOPSIS

xzgrep [grep_options] [-e] pattern file…
xzegrep …
xzfgrep …
lzgrep …
lzegrep …
lzfgrep …

DESCRIPTION

xzgrep invokes grep(1) on files which may be either uncompressed or
compressed with xz(1), lzma(1), gzip(1), bzip2(1), or lzop(1). All
options specified are passed directly to grep(1).

If no file is specified, then standard input is decompressed if neces‐
sary and fed to grep(1). When reading from standard input, gzip(1),
bzip2(1), and lzop(1) compressed files are not supported.

If xzgrep is invoked as xzegrep or xzfgrep then egrep(1) or fgrep(1) is
used instead of grep(1). The same applies to names lzgrep, lzegrep,
and lzfgrep, which are provided for backward compatibility with LZMA
Utils.

ENVIRONMENT
GREP If the GREP environment variable is set, xzgrep uses it instead
of grep(1), egrep(1), or fgrep(1).

SEE ALSO

grep(1), xz(1), gzip(1), bzip2(1), lzop(1), zgrep(1)

Tukaani 2011-03-19 XZGREP(1)