FIND displays lines in one or more text files that contain a string.
FIND [ /C ] [ /I ] [ /N ] [ /V ] "string" [[drive][path]file1]
drive the drive letter, e.g. C:
path the directory, e.g. \example\
file1 the file(s) you wish to search, e.g. test.exe
Note: If you do not specify a file, find will take
input from the console. Type Ctrl-Z to finish.
/C Only displays a count of the matching lines.
/I Ignore case during the comparison.
/N Number the displayed lines, starting at 1.
/V Inverts the search: displays lines that do NOT
contain the string.
"string" The string of signs you want to find, e.g. "water" or
"0123". The string must be marked by quotation marks.
/? Shows the help.
FIND supports NLS (national language support).
FIND has the following EXITCODES (ERRORLEVEL):
1 none found
2 search not completed
find /c loadhigh c:\autoexec.bat
find /c devicehigh c:\config.sys
Please read this command's lsm file also.
You will find the updated version (internet) here and
the version described in this manual page here.
The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
the download site, and some other command related information.
Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.
This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.