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zcat - decompress and concatenate files to standard output
zcat [options] [files]
zcat copies each file argument to standard output in sequence. If any file given is compressed, its decompressed content is copied. If a file given 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 fails to decompress, zcat continues copying the rest of the files. 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 compressed 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, xz, and zstd. Exit status is 0 if no errors occurred, 1 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 the format given (bz2, gz, lz, xz, zst) -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 verbose mode (show error messages) --bz2=<command> set compressor and options for bzip2 format --gz=<command> set compressor and options for gzip format --lz=<command> set compressor and options for lzip format --xz=<command> set compressor and options for xz format --zst=<command> set compressor and options for zstd format
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Copyright © 2022 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for zcat is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and zcat programs are properly installed at your site, the command info zutils should give you access to the complete manual.