December 1st, 2011, 12:03 PM
Command line in Win7
(1) Is there a command for finding files by file name or by extension? As far as I can tell there's only find "XXX" c:\xxx\xxx whatever, which searches for text strings within files, but I only know the name & extension of the file I need to find, not what's in it.
(2) is there any way to get the undelete command to work under W7?
(3) cana nyone give me a quick clarification of the difference/relationship between cmd.exe & DOS, or point me to a link where I can find out, please. It looks to me like cmd.exe is derived from DOS, but I know it's not an OS.
My first question is most important at the moment, so if you only want to respond to one, that'd be best for me!
December 1st, 2011, 01:06 PM
dir does a directory listing. /s means it looks through subdirectories, /a shows hidden files, and /b suppresses the verbose output leaving just the filename.
dir /s /a /b C:\filename.ext
2. There is no undelete.
3. DOS is/was a set of operating systems. cmd.exe is based on the old command.com which is based on MSDOS (one of the DOSes). Check Wikipedia for more.
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