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search for file and create list in CSV using command prompt

Posted on 2010-08-19
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How do I find all the files with a "9" in the filename in a folder and its sub-folders, with executing a command from cmd and then export that to a csv file as i tried using > c:\filelist.csv but this doesn't put a comma after each filename in the list.

The command i tried is:

dir /a-d /b C:\*_9_*.txt>filelist.csv
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export it to txt, open excel, and excl will ask you what to do with it, all you need to do is specify your required spacing.

Worked for me recently.

I would use c:\dir /a /s *9* > c:\fileswith9.txt

then import it into excel as above.
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by:mmatharu
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Hi,

Thanks for the quick response, but that file will then be used by an automated process so I will not have the chance to open and edit the file.
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if i execute the dir command above "c:\dir /a /s *9* > c:\fileswith9.txt" it gives me the following out put, I just want a list of the filenames of the file with a specific number in this case i was using 9.

 Volume in drive E has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 0C76-DFCA

 Directory of E:\folder1\folder2\datafolder

08/19/2010  04:07 AM    <DIR>          .
08/19/2010  04:07 AM    <DIR>          ..
08/19/2010  07:47 AM    <DIR>          extract
08/19/2010  07:45 AM    <DIR>          full_extract
08/19/2010  07:48 AM    <DIR>          mapping
07/01/2010  11:02 AM    <DIR>          persist
08/19/2010  04:07 AM             2,762 policy_type.ds
08/19/2010  07:52 AM    <DIR>          staging
05/21/2010  10:00 AM             4,785 ZNNA_3.DS
05/21/2010  10:00 AM             7,669 ZUCO_3.DS
05/21/2010  10:00 AM             8,827 ZUMA_3.DS
05/21/2010  10:00 AM             7,387 ZUSF_3.DS
               5 File(s)         31,430 bytes

 Directory of E:\folder1\folder2\datafolder\extract

08/19/2010  07:47 AM    <DIR>          .
08/19/2010  07:47 AM    <DIR>          ..
07/09/2010  10:52 AM             3,286 Currency_0_Extract.ds
08/03/2010  09:59 AM             5,946 ICDCREP_0_Extract.ds
08/19/2010  06:41 AM             3,470 ICDCREP_30_Extract.ds
08/19/2010  07:45 AM             3,470 ICDCREP_32_Extract.ds
08/17/2010  09:53 AM             3,472 ICDCREP_9_Extract.ds
08/10/2010  09:35 AM             3,736 Reporting_Structure_5_Extract.ds
08/19/2010  07:39 AM             3,144 ZACJDF00_34_Extract.ds
07/20/2010  10:47 AM             5,612 ZACJDF00_5_Extract.ds
08/03/2010  10:01 AM             5,860 ZHKTDF00_0_Extract.ds
08/19/2010  06:38 AM             3,378 ZHKTDF00_30_Extract.ds
08/19/2010  07:42 AM             3,376 ZHKTDF00_32_Extract.ds
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You can use dir /a/s/b *9*.* > c:\9.txt

I have just done this and got the following output - it will always publish the path along with the file I think

C:\9.txt
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031
C:\DELL\drivers\R190974
C:\DELL\drivers\R191024
C:\DELL\drivers\R182522\All\915.cat
C:\DELL\drivers\R182522\All\915.inf
C:\DELL\drivers\R182522\All\915M.cat
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\HDAQFE\win2k3\us\kb901105.exe
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\WDM\92HDM4-1.INI
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\WDM\92HDM4-2.INI
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\WDM\92HDM4-3.INI
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\WDM\92HDM4-4.INI
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\WDM\92HDM4-5.INI
C:\DELL\drivers\R190031\WDM\DellHDM9.bld
C:\DELL\drivers\R194581\Drivers\w29n50.sys
C:\DELL\drivers\R194581\Drivers\w29n51.cat
C:\DELL\drivers\R194581\Drivers\w29n51.inf
C:\DELL\drivers\R194581\Drivers\w29n51.sys
C:\DELL\drivers\R197513\BTW3208\Win32\0x0409.ini
C:\DELL\drivers\R197513\BTW3208\Win32\0x0419.ini
C:\DELL\drivers\R197513\BTW3208\Win32\1029.mst
C:\DELL\drivers\R197513\BTW3208\Win32\1049.mst
C:\DELL\drivers\R197513\BTW3208\Win32\Lang\1029



any better?
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by:mmatharu
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Yes thanks thats worked but do you know how i can output the list like this:

C:\9.txt,C:\DELL\drivers\R190031,C:\DELL\drivers\R190974,C:\DELL\drivers\R191024,C:\DELL\drivers\R182522\All\915.cat,C:\DELL\drivers\R182522\All\915.inf,C:\DELL\drivers\R182522\All\915M.cat


with a comma after each filename
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No idea
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