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Additional enhancements to a Windows batch file (Powershell option is welcome)

Last Modified: 2020-12-09
Hello all,

I am using a batch file to automatically sort 1000's of files into their respective folders, using the following DOS (Windows 10) batch:

@echo off
set path1=W:\_Pub\__Staging\

call :DoMove "_DNA_nuc\" "*dATP002* *dTTP801*"
call :DoMove "_enzyme\" "*ligase* *plasm* *foo*"
call :DoMove "_Protoalas\Stage1\" "*proto??phase*"

exit /b

:DoMove [dest-folder] [file-patterns]
   REM set path1 = ""
    if not exist %path1%%~1 md %path1%%~1
    for %%a in (%~2) do (
      echo Moving "%%~a" to %path1%%~1
      move "%%~a" %path1%%~1 >NUL
    exit /b

This batch file works exceptionally well, however, it cannot move files with the following characteristics:
  • Files with more than one keyword string in non-fixed order.
    Example: keywords: "proto" and "plasm" is any position within the file name.
  • Files with more than one keyword string, but NOT containing a specific string.
    Example: keywords: "proto" and "plasm" is any position within the file name, but NOT containing the string, "Stage2".

Basically, I am looking for a way to incorporate some rudimentary Boolean into this batch file. Is this even possible? 

Thank you
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