ZGREP(1) General Commands Manual ZGREP(1)
zgrep – search possibly compressed files for a regular expression
zgrep [ grep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename…
Zgrep invokes grep on compressed or gzipped files. These grep options
will cause zgrep to terminate with an error code:
(-[drRzZ]|–di*|–exc*|–inc*|–rec*|–nu*). All other options speci‐
fied are passed directly to grep. If no file is specified, 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 the GREP environment variable is set, zgrep uses it as the grep pro‐
gram to be invoked.
2 – An option that is not supported was specified.
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