Basic Grep in Windows
When developing on Windows machines I often find myself needing to search through a group of files looking for a given string. The standard tool for the job is
grep, and while it can be installed on Windows it isn’t installed by default. Instead I’ve found that the
findstr command performs 90% of what I need.
For example the following will look through the current directory and all subdirectories for the string
You can also search for regular expressions. The following example will search for all lines in a file that start with the string
If you prefer Powershell for Windows scripting, these commands work there as well.