findstr.exe is a part of Windows Vista.
Relate to: File system, Console
Default location: %WinDir%\System32\findstr.exe
Useful information about: findstr.exe
Description: Find String (QGREP) Utility
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Size: 60928 (59K)
Findstr.exe searches for strings in files.
FINDSTR [/B] [/E] [/L] [/R] [/S] [/I] [/X] [/V] [/N] [/M] [/O] [/P] [/F: file]
[/C: string] [/G:file] [/D:dir list] [/A:color attributes] [/OFF[LINE]]
strings [[drive: ][path]filename[ ...]]
/B Matches pattern if at the beginning of a line.
/E Matches pattern if at the end of a line.
/L Uses search strings literally.
/R Uses search strings as regular expressions.
/S Searches for matching files in the current directory and all
/I Specifies that the search is not to be case-sensitive.
/X Prints lines that match exactly.
/V Prints only lines that do not contain a match.
/N Prints the line number before each line that matches.
/M Prints only the filename if a file contains a match.
/O Prints character offset before each matching line.
/P Skip files with non-printable characters.
/OFF[LINE] Do not skip files with offline attribute set.
/A: attr Specifies color attribute with two hex digits. See "color /?"
/F: file Reads file list from the specified file(/ stands for console).
/C: string Uses specified string as a literal search string.
/G: file Gets search strings from the specified file(/ stands for console).
/D: dir Search a semicolon delimited list of directories
strings Text to be searched for.
Specifies a file or files to search.
Use spaces to separate multiple search strings unless the argument is prefixed
with /C. For example, 'FINDSTR "hello there" x.y' searches for "hello" or
"there" in file x.y. 'FINDSTR /C: "hello there" x.y' searches for
"hello there" in file x.y.
Regular expression quick reference:
. Wildcard: any character
* Repeat: zero or more occurrences of previous character or class
^ Line position: beginning of line
$ Line position: end of line
[class] Character class: any one character in set
[^class] Inverse class: any one character not in set
[x-y] Range: any characters within the specified range
\x Escape: literal use of metacharacter x
xyz\> Word position: end of word
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Constantly updated. Last update:
October 13 2008
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