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dos3.1
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Find the directory path in batch

#1 Post by dos3.1 » 18 Jul 2019 13:23

Hello,

Would you know why this does not work please?

dir . /b/s ^| findstr /R "\\http%3a%2f%2fcygwin.mirror.constant.com%2f$"
The syntax of the file, directory, or volume name is incorrect.

thanks in advance

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Re: Find the directory path in batch

#2 Post by penpen » 18 Jul 2019 15:59

External dos commands like "findstr.exe" typically aren't able to open a file using an URI;
also most probable encoded URI's are also unsupported.

You have to map a network drive to a local volume like for example "Z:", using "net.exe" (and after you have finished your work, unmap it):

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:map network drive to Z:
:CAUTION: Make sure Z: is an unused volume label!
net use z: \\remotepc\sharename

:...
:do something with volume z:
:...

:don't forget to unmap the network drive
net use z: /delete
If you need to set a user /password... then you might wnat to read:

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net use /?
penpen

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