ColorConsole [Version 1.3.3000]
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

Compares two files or sets of files and displays the differences between

FC [/A] [/C] [/L] [/LBn] [/N] [/OFF[LINE]] [/T] [/U] [/W] [/nnnn]
  [drive1:][path1]filename1 [drive2:][path2]filename2
FC /B [drive1:][path1]filename1 [drive2:][path2]filename2

 /A         Displays only first and last lines for each set of differences.
 /B         Performs a binary comparison.
 /C         Disregards the case of letters.
 /L         Compares files as ASCII text.
 /LBn       Sets the maximum consecutive mismatches to the specified
            number of lines.
 /N         Displays the line numbers on an ASCII comparison.
 /OFF[LINE] Do not skip files with offline attribute set.
 /T         Does not expand tabs to spaces.
 /U         Compare files as UNICODE text files.
 /W         Compresses white space (tabs and spaces) for comparison.
 /nnnn      Specifies the number of consecutive lines that must match
            after a mismatch.
            Specifies the first file or set of files to compare.
            Specifies the second file or set of files to compare.

Searches for a text string in a file or files.

FIND [/V] [/C] [/N] [/I] [/OFF[LINE]] "string" [[drive:][path]filename[ ...]]

 /V         Displays all lines NOT containing the specified string.
 /C         Displays only the count of lines containing the string.
 /N         Displays line numbers with the displayed lines.
 /I         Ignores the case of characters when searching for the string.
 /OFF[LINE] Do not skip files with offline attribute set.
 "string"   Specifies the text string to find.
            Specifies a file or files to search.

If a path is not specified, FIND searches the text typed at the prompt
or piped from another command.

Searches for strings in files.

FINDSTR [/B] [/E] [/L] [/R] [/S] [/I] [/X] [/V] [/N] [/M] [/O] [/P] [/F:file]
       [/C:string] [/G:file] [/D:dir list] [/A:color attributes] [/OFF[LINE]]
       strings [[drive:][path]filename[ ...]]

 /B         Matches pattern if at the beginning of a line.
 /E         Matches pattern if at the end of a line.
 /L         Uses search strings literally.
 /R         Uses search strings as regular expressions.
 /S         Searches for matching files in the current directory and all
 /I         Specifies that the search is not to be case-sensitive.
 /X         Prints lines that match exactly.
 /V         Prints only lines that do not contain a match.
 /N         Prints the line number before each line that matches.
 /M         Prints only the filename if a file contains a match.
 /O         Prints character offset before each matching line.
 /P         Skip files with non-printable characters.
 /OFF[LINE] Do not skip files with offline attribute set.
 /A:attr    Specifies color attribute with two hex digits. See "color /?"
 /F:file    Reads file list from the specified file(/ stands for console).
 /C:string  Uses specified string as a literal search string.
 /G:file    Gets search strings from the specified file(/ stands for console).
 /D:dir     Search a semicolon delimited list of directories
 strings    Text to be searched for.
            Specifies a file or files to search.

Use spaces to separate multiple search strings unless the argument is prefixed
with /C.  For example, 'FINDSTR "hello there" x.y' searches for "hello" or
"there" in file x.y.  'FINDSTR /C:"hello there" x.y' searches for
"hello there" in file x.y.

Regular expression quick reference:
 .        Wildcard: any character
 *        Repeat: zero or more occurances of previous character or class
 ^        Line position: beginning of line
 $        Line position: end of line
 [class]  Character class: any one character in set
 [^class] Inverse class: any one character not in set
 [x-y]    Range: any characters within the specified range
 \x       Escape: literal use of metacharacter x
 \<xyz    Word position: beginning of word
 xyz\>    Word position: end of word

For full information on FINDSTR regular expressions refer to the online Command


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