ptargrep [options] <pattern> <tar file> ... Options: --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>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.