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Searching a file inside a .tar.gz file by date

Hi,

I would like to ask if there is a way to search for a file inside a .tar.gz file without extracting it? If there is, is there a way to search for that file by date?

Thanks!
# 2  
you can view the list of files using from tar.gz
Code:
tar -tvzf file.tar.gz

Apply grep command on the o/p of above command to find out particular file
# 3  
it says that "z" is not a recognized flag.
Code:
tar: Not a recognized flag: z
Usage: tar -{c|r|t|u|x} [ -BdDEFhilmopRUsvwZ ] [ -Number ] [ -f TarFil e ]
           [ -b Blocks ] [ -S [ Feet ] | [ Feet@Density ] | [ Blocksb ] ]
           [ -L InputList ] [-X ExcludeFile] [ -N Blocks ] [ -C Directory ] File ...
Usage: tar {c|r|t|u|x} [ bBdDEfFhilLXmNopRsSUvwZ[0-9] ] ]
           [ Blocks ] [ TarFile ] [ InputList ] [ ExcludeFile ]
           [ [ Feet ] | [ Feet@Density ] | [ Blocksb ] ] [-C Directory ] File ...


Last edited by Franklin52; 10-15-2013 at 05:06 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 4  
Try
Code:
gunzip -c file.tar.gz | tar tvf -

# 5  
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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