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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Searching a file inside a .tar.gz file by date Post 302864069 by erin00 on Tuesday 15th of October 2013 09:00:39 PM
BTW, the content of the files inside this archive contains the date the file was created.

what if I have to search for a file/s inside it by date?

Code:
gunzip -c file.tar.gz | tar tvf - | grep filename

How do I follow this up to search the file/s with a specific filename with a specific date that file was created?

And also, I know this is incorrect, but how do I make this right:

Code:
gunzip -c file.tar.gz | tar tvf - | grep filename -exec cp {} /home/myhome \;

Thanks!

Last edited by erin00; 10-16-2013 at 12:25 AM..
 
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ZGREP(1)						      General Commands Manual							  ZGREP(1)

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. These grep options will cause zgrep to terminate with an error code: (-[drRzZ]|--di*|--exc*|--inc*|--rec*|--nu*). All other 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. EXIT CODE
2 - An option that is not supported was specified. 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)

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