Find Command In Windows Server 2008

This article explains the Find command in Windows Server 2008 operating system and syntax related with it.
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Find command in Windows server 2008 is used to search for a specific text string in one file or more than one files. The command sends the specified lines the standard output device. Syntax used for Find command is given below.


find [/v] [/c] [/n] [/i] [/off[line]] "<String>" [[<Drive>: [<Path>] <FileName> [ . . . ]]

Parameters For Find

Parameter Description
/v Shows all lines that do not contain the specified <String>.
/c Counts the lines that contain the specified <String>and displays the total.
/n Precedes each line with the file's line number.
/i Defines that the search is not case-sensitive.
[/off[line]] Does not skip files that have the offline attribute set.
"<String>" Defines the group of characters that user want to search for.
[<Drive>:][<Path>]<FileName> Defines the location and name of the file in which to search for the specified string.
/? Shows help at the command prompt.

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