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(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 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
- 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
All options prior to the ZIP archive filename are passed to egrep(1).
egrep(1), unzip(1L), zip(1L), funzip(1L),
zipcloak(1L), zipinfo(1L), zipnote(1L),
zipgrep was written by Jean-loup Gailly.
- (Be sure to quote any character that might otherwise 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 directories within the zipfile would be