ptargrep - Apply pattern matching to the contents of files in a tar archive
ptargrep [options] <pattern> <tar file> ...
--basename|-b ignore directory paths from archive
--ignore-case|-i do case-insensitive pattern matching
--list-only|-l list matching filenames rather than extracting matches
--verbose|-v write debugging message to STDERR
--help|-? detailed help message
This utility allows you to apply pattern matching to the contents of
files contained in a tar archive. You might use this to identify all files in
an archive which contain lines matching the specified pattern and either print
out the pathnames or extract the files.
The pattern will be used as a Perl regular expression (as opposed
to a simple grep regex).
Multiple tar archive filenames can be specified - they will each
be processed in turn.
Copyright 2010 Grant McLean <email@example.com>
- --basename (alias -b)
- When matching files are extracted, ignore the directory path from the
archive and write to the current directory using the basename of the file
from the archive. Beware: if two matching files in the archive have the
same basename, the second file extracted will overwrite the first.
- --ignore-case (alias -i)
- Make pattern matching case-insensitive.
- --list-only (alias -l)
- Print the pathname of each matching file from the archive to STDOUT.
Without this option, the default behaviour is to extract each matching
- --verbose (alias -v)
- Log debugging info to STDERR.
- --help (alias -?)
- Display this documentation.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.