If you want to find specific text in files, in a command line output or elsewhere, you may use the findstr command on Windows to do so.
Findstr is a built-in tool of the Windows operating system that you may run from the command line to find text in files or in command line outputs.
You can use the application to filter command line outputs, search individual files or entire directory structures for files with matching text.
Run findstr /? from the command line to display all parameters and options that "Find String" supports.
You can run findstr from the command line or batch files. Open a new command line prompt by tapping on the Windows-key, typing cmd.exe and selecting the result.
Here is a list of examples that you may find useful:
Findstr is a powerful command that you may use to search for strings in files or to filter command line output. You may use it to scan entire directory structures or drives for files that match the selected string or part of it, and to find specified text in command line outputs quickly.
Advanced options include returning content that is found at the beginning or end of lines, using regular expressions, or using wildcards.
Findstr's main advantage is that it is a built-in tool that you can run on any Windows machine. It is useful to find text in files quickly but works as a tool to filter the output of command line tools as well.
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