need batch to find files on a drive

June 18, 2010 at 12:05:33
Specs: Windows XP
Hello all,im trying to write a batch file to search files in a folder and then search for text within those results.Any help would be great.
Thanks in advance.

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#1
June 18, 2010 at 14:37:50
What file are you looking for?
What is it you are looking for in the text?
Can you provide an example of the text you will be searching?
What do you want to do once you found it?

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#2
June 18, 2010 at 19:33:07
oh well, this will get you to the next question anyway Lol!:
findstr /c:"looking for this text" c:\work\*.*

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#3
June 23, 2010 at 04:22:24
thanks for the response,im searching for *.dat files containing a string like 10025168.there are two different dat files,if i just the find command i get too many results.so searching the specific dat file only then searching only those results is what im looking for.thanks again

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#4
June 23, 2010 at 05:34:31
So, something like this?
findstr /m "10025168" *.dat


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