bzgrep


BZGREP(1)                    General Commands Manual                   BZGREP(1)



NAME
       bzgrep, bzfgrep, bzegrep - search possibly bzip2 compressed files for a
       regular expression

SYNOPSIS
       bzgrep [ grep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename...
       bzegrep [ egrep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename...
       bzfgrep [ fgrep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename...

DESCRIPTION
       Bzgrep is used to invoke the grep on bzip2-compressed files. All options
       specified 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 bzgrep is invoked as bzegrep or bzfgrep then egrep or fgrep is used
       instead of grep.  If the GREP environment variable is set, bzgrep uses it
       as the grep program to be invoked. For example:

           for sh:  GREP=fgrep  bzgrep string files
           for csh: (setenv GREP fgrep; bzgrep string files)

AUTHOR
       Charles Levert (charles@comm.polymtl.ca). Adapted to bzip2 by Philippe
       Troin <phil@fifi.org> for Debian GNU/Linux.

SEE ALSO
       grep(1), egrep(1), fgrep(1), bzdiff(1), bzmore(1), bzless(1), bzip2(1)



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