Windows 2008 server core - Search

We can able to search file through command-line at Windows server 2008 Server Core.

WHERE [/R dir] [/Q] [/F] [/T] pattern...


Displays the location of files that match the search pattern.
By default, the search is done along the current directory and in the paths specified by the PATH environment variable.

Parameter List:

/R Recursively searches and displays the files that match the given
pattern starting from the specified directory.

/Q Returns only the exit code, without displaying the list
of matched files. (Quiet mode)

/F Displays the matched filename in double quotes.

/T Displays the file size, last modified date and time for all
matched files.

pattern Specifies the search pattern for the files to match. Wildcards * and ?
can be used in the pattern. The "$env:pattern" and "path:pattern"
formats can also be specified, where "env" is an environment variable
and the search is done in the specified paths of the "env" environment
variable. These formats should not be used with /R. The search is also
done by appending the extensions of the PATHEXT variable to the pattern.

/? Displays this help message.

The tool returns an error level of 0 if the search is successful, of 1 if the search is unsuccessful and of 2 for failures or errors.

WHERE myfilename1 myfile????.*
WHERE $windir:*.*
WHERE /R c:\windows *.exe *.dll *.bat
WHERE /Q ??.???
WHERE "c:\windows;c:\windows\system32:*.dll"
WHERE /F /T *.dll

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