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bug#4982: rgrep can't deal with .gz files

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#4982: rgrep can't deal with .gz files
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:07:08 +0100
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Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

>> rgrep should be enhanced so if it encounters .gz files
>> it knows what to do.
> This would be tricky to implement.  When searching in .gz files
> we have to rely on zgrep (that has its own problems - it doesn't
> highlight grep matches).

traverselisp.el handle compressed archives using avfs.
You can launch traverse-deep-rfind (similar to rgrep) on any archive.(tar)gz.

You could use also avfs to handle .gz files with rgrep.
> I suggest creating a new command (say, `zrgrep') as a wrapper for `zgrep'
> and with UI like `rgrep'.

A + Thierry Volpiatto
Location: Saint-Cyr-Sur-Mer - France

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