Command: find

  FIND displays lines in one or more text files that contain a string.


  FIND [ /C ] [ /I ] [ /N ] [ /V ] "string" [[drive][path]file1]
  FIND [/?]
    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.
    "string"  The string of signs you want to find, e.g. "water" or
              "0123". The string must be marked by quotation marks.


  /C        Only displays a count of the matching lines.
  /I        Ignore case during the comparison ("cAsE").
  /N        Number the displayed lines, starting at 1.
  /V        Inverts the search: displays lines that do NOT
            contain the string.
  /?        Shows the help.


  FIND supports NLS (national language support) and DOSLFN
  FIND has the following EXITCODES (ERRORLEVEL):
    0  found
    1  none found
    2  other errors, e.g. syntax errors


  find /C "set" c:\fdauto.bat finds results for "set"
  find /C "SET" c:\fdauto.bat finds NO results for "SET"
  find /C /I "sEt" c:\fdauto.bat finds results for "set" and "SET".

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  Copyright © 2004 Robert Platt, updated 2011 and 2022 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.