How to view the contents of .gz file without extracting the file?

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# 8  
Old 12-18-2008
simply give the below command !

gunzip -c file1.gz
# 9  
Old 12-18-2008
Sorry ali that wont solve my prob coz that will write the file in standard output. As I have already said i want to extract the actual file that was zipped rather than the same file with different name(as the name of the zipped file).
# 10  
Old 12-18-2008

use the following command
gzcat filename.gz | more
# 11  
Old 12-18-2008
Thank you all. I have got the command.. My problem was solved with gzip -N xxx.GZand the extracted file name was aaa.txt.
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