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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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zgrep

zgrep [options] [files]

Uncompress files and pass to grep, along with any command-line arguments. If no files are provided, read from (and attempt to uncompress) standard input. May be invoked as zegrep or zfgrep and will in those cases invoke egrep or fgrep.