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Searches for a specific string of text in a file or files.

After searching the specified files, find displays any lines of text that contain the specified string.

find [/v] [/c] [/n] [/i] "string" [[drive:][path]filename[...]]



Specifies the group of characters you want to search for. You must enclose the text for string in quotation marks.

[drive:][path] filename

Specifies the location and name of the file in which to search for the specified string.


Displays all lines not containing the specified string.


Displays only a count of the lines that contain the specified string.


Precedes each line with the file's line number.


Specifies that the search is not to be case-sensitive.

See Also

ntcmds00000001.gif Filter commands

ntcmds00000001.gif Redirection symbols

More Information About Find

ntcmds00000001.gif Find--Notes

ntcmds00000001.gif Find--Examples


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