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Zcat: decompress and concatenate files to standard output


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 uncompressed 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 compressors. 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 compressed with the same compressor. The supported compressors are bzip2, gzip, lzip and xz. 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 -n, --number number all output lines -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 verbose mode (show error messages)


Report bugs to zutils-bug@nongnu.org Zutils home page: //www.nongnu.org/zutils/zutils.html


Copyright (C) 2011 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <//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. ZCAT(1)

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