zipgrep - search files in a ZIP archive for lines matching
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(1L) to function.
Its output 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
archive. (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 pro-
cessed, 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 other-
wise be interpreted or modified by the operating
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, ``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 directo-
ries within the zipfile would be searched.
All options prior to the ZIP archive filename are passed
egrep(1), unzip(1L), zip(1L), funzip(1L), zipcloak(1L),
zipinfo(1L), zipnote(1L), zipsplit(1L)
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zipgrep was written by Jean-loup Gailly.
Info-ZIP 28 November 1998 1