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NAME

       zgrep - search possibly compressed files for a regular expression

SYNOPSIS

       zgrep [ grep_options ] [ -e ] pattern filename...

DESCRIPTION

       Zgrep  invokes  grep  on  compressed  or  gzipped  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  the  GREP  environment  variable  is set, zgrep uses it as the grep
       program to be invoked.

AUTHOR

       Charles Levert (charles@comm.polymtl.ca)

SEE ALSO

       grep(1), gzexe(1), gzip(1), zdiff(1), zforce(1), zmore(1), znew(1)

                                                                      ZGREP(1)