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       zcat - decompress and concatenate files to standard output


       zcat [options] [files]


       Zcat  copies  each given file ("-" means standard input), to standard output. If any given
       file is compressed, its decompressed content is used. If a given file does not exist,  and
       its  name  does  not  end with one of the known extensions, zcat tries the compressed file
       names corresponding to the supported formats. If no files are specified, data is read from
       standard  input,  decompressed  if  needed,  and  sent  to standard output. Data read from
       standard input must be of the same type; all uncompressed or all in the  same  compression

       The supported formats are bzip2, gzip, lzip and xz.

       Exit status is 0 if no errors occurred, non-zero otherwise.


       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

       -A, --show-all
              equivalent to '-vET'

       -b, --number-nonblank
              number nonblank output lines

       -e     equivalent to '-vE'

       -E, --show-ends
              display '$' at end of each line

       -M, --format=<list>
              process only the formats in <list>

       -n, --number
              number all output lines

       -N, --no-rcfile
              don't read runtime configuration file

       -O, --force-format=<fmt>
              force given format (bz2, gz, lz, xz)

       -q, --quiet
              suppress all messages

       -r, --recursive
              operate recursively on directories

       -s, --squeeze-blank
              never more than one single blank line

       -t     equivalent to '-vT'

       -T, --show-tabs
              display TAB characters as '^I'

       -v, --show-nonprinting
              use '^' and 'M-' notation, except for LF and TAB

              verbose mode (show error messages)

              set compressor and options for bzip2 format

              set compressor and options for gzip format

              set compressor and options for lzip format

              set compressor and options for xz format


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       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
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