FORFILES Command Line used in windows

SYNTAX:

FORFILES [/P pathname] [/M searchmask] [/S] [/C
command] [/D [+ | -] {dd-MM-yyyy | dd}]

Help Command: FORFILES /?

/P pathname
/M searchmask
/S to list
sub-directories
/C Command
/D   
date  
 The default command is “cmd /c echo
@file”.
 The following variables can be used in the
 command string:
 @file    – returns the name of
the file.
 @fname   – returns the file name
without
           
extension.
 @ext     – returns only the
extension of the
            file.
 @path    – returns the full path
of the file.
 @relpath – returns the relative path of
the
            file.
 @isdir   – returns
“TRUE” if a file type is
            a
directory, and “FALSE” for files.
 @fsize   – returns the size of
the file in
            bytes.
 @fdate   – returns the last
modified date of the
            file.
 @ftime   – returns the last
modified time of the
            file.
         /?             
Displays this help
message.
Example:

To delete the files older than 10 days,
forfiles -p “E:” -s -m *arch* -d -10
-c “cmd /c del @file”


To print the list of
files:
To find every text file on the C: drive
FORFILES -p “C: /S /M*.TXT /C”CMD /C
Echo @file is a text file”
To show the path of every HTML file on the C:
drive
FORFILES -p “C: -S -M*.HTML /C”CMD /C
Echo @RELPATH is the location of @FILE”
List every folder on the C: drive
FORFILES -p “C: /S /M*. /C”CMD /C if
@ISDIR==TRUE echo @FILE is a folder”
For every file on the C: drive list the file
extension in double quotes
FORFILES -p “C: /S /M*.* /C”CMD /C
echo extension of @FILE is 0x22@EXT0x22”
List every file on the C: drive last modified
over 365 days ago
FORFILES -p “C: /S /M*.* -d-365
/C”CMD /C Echo @FILE : date >= 100 days”
Find files last modified before 01-Mar-2018
FORFILES -p “C: /S /M*.* -d-010318
-C”CMD /C Echo @FILE is quite old!”

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