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I tried: for zip file: zipgrep -s "pattern" *.zip for .gz file zgrep "pattern" .* Note: zgrep use same option as grep.


With fexsend you can send files of any number and size to any recipient on-the-fly, see: Of course, you need a F*EX server, but it is free:


Maybe it's the stdout buffer that's delaying the output. The pipe buffer may be quite large, it's usually several lines at best. You may want to check if you can disable it. Line by line compression won't do a thing, it might even increase the file. gzip (based on DEFLATE) and most other compression algorithms work in sliding windows that are quite large, ...


Apparently an old version of squashfs-tools doesn't have this, but the switch is -Xcompression-level. One can locally build working squashfs-tools with no root rights.


It is not possible to update or delete files from a solid compression because compression of subsequent data depends on statistical analysis of previous data (which usually brings better compression fine tuning the statistical analysis of the input), so removing files will result in the need of re-compressing the whole archive. It is also important to ...

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