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Thursday, March 1, 2018

FORFILES Command Line used in windows


SYNTAX:

FORFILES [/P pathname] [/M searchmask] [/S] [/C command] [/D [+ | -] {dd-MM-yyyy | dd}]

Help Command: FORFILES /?

/P pathname
/M searchmask
/S to list sub-directories
/C Command
/D    date  

 The default command is "cmd /c echo @file".

 The following variables can be used in the
 command string:

 @file    - returns the name of the file.
 @fname   - returns the file name without
            extension.
 @ext     - returns only the extension of the
            file.
 @path    - returns the full path of the file.
 @relpath - returns the relative path of the
            file.
 @isdir   - returns "TRUE" if a file type is
            a directory, and "FALSE" for files.
 @fsize   - returns the size of the file in
            bytes.
 @fdate   - returns the last modified date of the
            file.
 @ftime   - returns the last modified time of the
            file.
         /?              Displays this help message.

Example:

To delete the files older than 10 days,

forfiles -p "E:" -s -m *arch* -d -10 -c "cmd /c del @file"

To print the list of files:

To find every text file on the C: drive
FORFILES -p "C:\ /S /M*.TXT /C"CMD /C Echo @file is a text file"

To show the path of every HTML file on the C: drive
FORFILES -p "C:\ -S -M*.HTML /C"CMD /C Echo @RELPATH is the location of @FILE"

List every folder on the C: drive
FORFILES -p "C:\ /S /M*. /C"CMD /C if @ISDIR==TRUE echo @FILE is a folder"

For every file on the C: drive list the file extension in double quotes
FORFILES -p "C:\ /S /M*.* /C"CMD /C echo extension of @FILE is 0x22@EXT0x22"

List every file on the C: drive last modified over 365 days ago
FORFILES -p "C:\ /S /M*.* -d-365 /C"CMD /C Echo @FILE : date >= 100 days"

Find files last modified before 01-Mar-2018
FORFILES -p "C:\ /S /M*.* -d-010318 -C"CMD /C Echo @FILE is quite old!"


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