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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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zcat [options] [files]

Read one or more files that have been compressed with gzip or compress and write them to standard output. Read standard input if no files are specified or if - is specified as one of the files; end input with EOF. zcat is identical to gunzip -c and takes the options described for gzip/gunzip.

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