ZIPGREP(1L)                                           ZIPGREP(1L)

NAME
       zipgrep - search files in a ZIP archive for lines matching
       a pattern

SYNOPSIS
       zipgrep [egrep_options] pattern  file[.zip]  [file(s) ...]
       [-x xfile(s) ...]

DESCRIPTION
       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).

ARGUMENTS
       pattern
              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.

       [file(s)]
              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
              system.)

       [-x xfile(s)]
              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.

OPTIONS
       All  options  prior to the ZIP archive filename are passed
       to egrep(1).

SEE ALSO
       egrep(1), unzip(1L),  zip(1L),  funzip(1L),  zipcloak(1L),
       zipinfo(1L), zipnote(1L), zipsplit(1L)

URL
       The     Info-ZIP     home    page    is    currently    at
       http://www.cdrom.com/pub/infozip/ .

AUTHORS
       zipgrep was written by Jean-loup Gailly.

Info-ZIP                 28 November 1998                       1