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Re: system(find) unable to find a file even if the file exists

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Feb 14, 2018 at 09:22 UTC ( #1209120=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to system(find) unable to find a file even if the file exists

On windows, the find, command searches for text within a file, or set of files described by a wildcard expression:

C:\>find /? 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 str +ing. /OFF[LINE] Do not skip files with offline attribute set. "string" Specifies the text string to find. [drive:][path]filename 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.

Think simple grep-like tool.

Your use of -name suggests you are trying to use a *nix-style find command; which is available from various sources, but from the error you are getting, is not the one that is being run.

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