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       zcat - decompress and concatenate files to standard output


       zcat [options] [files]


       Zcat  copies  each  given  file  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 formats supported.

       If a file is specified as '-', data are 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 format.

       If no files are specified, recursive searches examine the current working  directory,  and
       nonrecursive searches read standard input.

       The formats supported 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

       -R, --dereference-recursive
              recursively follow symbolic links

       -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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