ZIPGREP(1)                  General Commands Manual                 ZIPGREP(1)

       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  pattern.   zipgrep  is  a  shell script and requires
       egrep(1) and unzip(1) to function.  Its output is identical to that  of

              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 archive.  (Wildcard expressions for the ZIP ar-
              chive 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 members:

              *      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 character.  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  inter-
              preted or modified by the operating system.)

       [-x xfile(s)]
              An optional list of archive members to be excluded from process-
              ing.   Since  wildcard  characters  match  directory  separators
              (`/'),  this option may be used to exclude any files that are in
              subdirectories.  For example, ``zipgrep  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 directories 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),  zip-
       note(1), zipsplit(1)

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       zipgrep was written by Jean-loup Gailly.

Info-ZIP                         20 April 2009                      ZIPGREP(1)
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