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ernest211
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Delete files which matches to the pat tern

#1 Post by ernest211 » 25 Jun 2010 01:26

How can I delete files which matches to pattern for example I have folder with files
test.txt
some_image.bmp
test
setup.exe
test a1

now I want to delete files which name contain word “test” so this will by three files
test.txt
test (file don’t have extension)
test a1 (file don’t have extension)

I have loop

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for /f "delims=" %%a IN ('dir /b') do (    
   if "%%a"=="test*.*" (
     del %%a
   )
 )

but condition is bad how to fix that?

aGerman
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Re: Delete files which matches to the pat tern

#2 Post by aGerman » 25 Jun 2010 08:01

Pipe it to FINDSTR to match the pattern. Try something like that

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for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /a-d /b^|findstr /b /i /c:"test"') do del "%%a"

dir /a-d /b - doesn't return folders (/a-d) and verbose infos
findstr /b /i /c:"test" - test have to be on the beginning of the name (/b), ignore upper/lower case (/i)

Regards
aGerman

miskox
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Re: Delete files which matches to the pat tern

#3 Post by miskox » 28 Jun 2010 03:54

Can't a simple

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del *test*.*


do for you?

Saso

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