I want to be able to isolate and search using the windows DIR command for only the files that contain an extra numeric at the end. How do I do this? I have attached a picture that shows an example of one of my directories the link is below at the end.

"Track 01 1.m4a" and some are named "Track 01.m4a"? How can I list just the ones that were added with the numeric at the end? Also while we are at it? I have multiple duplicates sometimes 4 or five so I'm expecting to have to search for files with a range of numbers like "* [1-4].m4a"

If I can be clearer in my question please ask.

List of files:

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dir /b | findstr

will let you do what you want to do.

  • Thx ymar, my understanding is dir is sending its output to findstr where I can use better searching commands. Correct? – Dr. Dan Jul 4 '16 at 22:36
  • What if next I want to delete those files I just searched for? – Dr. Dan Jul 4 '16 at 22:38
  • @DanielMiladinovich You can do something like dir /b | findstr /r /c:"[0-9] [0-9].m4a" This will display all the files that have the pattern digit-space-digit.m4a in them. Unfortunately, to delete these files, you might have to use a FOR loop. – Michał Masny Jul 4 '16 at 23:06

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