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Using the find command, I'd like to look for a string or another.

It seems this is not possible, but I'd like to make sure I didn't overlook a way to do it.

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Do you mean DOS or CMD? –  Bobby Sep 30 '10 at 19:32
    
I mean CMD ! I updated my question –  Jérôme Oct 1 '10 at 8:01

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If, by chance, you are talking about Windows command line (which is not DOS), then there is findstr:

findstr "one two three"

Yes, quoted as single argument. Alternative syntax which allows spaces in strings:

findstr /c:"one" /c:"two"

findstr claims to support regular expressions, but I could not get one|two to work.

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I don't believe you can do this with the dos find command.

However you can do this with grep - there's a windows/dos version of grep available with the GNUWin utilities at Sourceforge.

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