Search inside a folder of jar/zip files

find . -name "*.jar" | xargs -tn1 jar tvf | grep --color "SearchTerm"
Great for finding which jar some pesky class is hiding in!
Sample Output
$ find . -name "*.jar" | xargs -tn1 jar tvf | grep --color "VirtualDirContext"
jar tvf ./catalina.jar
  4759 Fri Jul 20 04:17:30 BST 2007 org/apache/naming/resources/VirtualDirContext.class

2009-02-16 17:18:36

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tillyracker · 6 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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