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goodywp
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How to search files from one folder to next till found

#1 Post by goodywp » 11 Aug 2017 15:11

Hi all,

Is any way to search files from one folder to another folder till found.

Say, I have
../folder1/file1.txt
../folder1/file2.txt
../folder1/file3.txt

../folder2/file1.txt
../folder2/file2.txt
../folder2/file4.txt

../folder3/file1.txt
../folder4/file2.txt
../folder5/file5.txt

assume folder name is a variable meaning it is version related, I do not want to hard code it...
Now how I can search the above files, file1 and file2 and file4, or any requirement..
to know it is folder2, is the one I needed or looking for

Thanks

William

Hackoo
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#2 Post by Hackoo » 11 Aug 2017 15:36

Look at the command Where /?

goodywp
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#3 Post by goodywp » 14 Aug 2017 09:20

Thanks Hackoo so much.
I did not put the requirement clearly in the previous post.
I have a list of *.S3S file in one list.txt
What I want is to search all these *.S3S file from the list.txt
then copy to a new folder..

I tried your code:
@echo off
Title Searching for *.S3S files paths and copy them to a new location
Mode con cols=90 lines=20 & color 9E
set "Pattern=S3S"
Set "Location=C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\MOCK_UP"
Set "Destination=C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\MOCK_UP_MASTER"
set "LogSearch=%~dp0%~n0.txt"
If exist "%LogSearch%" Del "%LogSearch%"
Cls
echo(
echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo Please Wait a while ....... Searching is in progress .........
echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Where /R %Location% "*.%Pattern%" /F >>"%LogSearch%" 2>&1
)
If "%ErrorLevel%"=="1" (
Cls
echo(
echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo No file(s^) found with this Pattern
echo --------------------------------------------------------------------------
pause & exit
) else (
If Not exist "%Destination%" MD "%Destination%"
Setlocal enableDelayedExpansion
@for /f "delims=" %%a in ('Type "%LogSearch%"') do (
@echo found file %%a
If not exist "%Destination%\%%~nxa" (
@Copy %%a "%Destination%"
) else (
Set /a Count+=1
@Copy %%a "%Destination%\%%~na(!Count!)%%~xa"
)
)
)
Start "" "%LogSearch%"
If exist "%Destination%" Explorer "%Destination%"

it works but everything. Actually I only want these files (*.S3S) listed in the list.txt to be searched and copied into new folder

Hackoo
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#4 Post by Hackoo » 16 Aug 2017 03:21

Post the contents of this file : list.txt !

goodywp
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#5 Post by goodywp » 16 Aug 2017 09:54

list.txt

C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-01122-0100-Single-Length-Key-Scheme-Pack\T501-01122-0100\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\QASigned_T3\500135010100.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-01122-0100-Single-Length-Key-Scheme-Pack\T501-01122-0100\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\QASigned_T3\500136010100.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-01122-0100-Single-Length-Key-Scheme-Pack\T501-01122-0100\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\QASigned_T3\500143010102.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-02233-0100-TLV-First-Key-Scheme-Pack\T501-02233-0100\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\QASigned_T3\500019011200.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-08680-0103-T3_Mockup_Generic_Scheme_Pack\T501-08680-0103\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\MockupSigned_T3\500006011000.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-08680-0103-T3_Mockup_Generic_Scheme_Pack\T501-08680-0103\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\MockupSigned_T3\500007011000.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-08680-0103-T3_Mockup_Generic_Scheme_Pack\T501-08680-0103\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\MockupSigned_T3\500008011000.S3S
C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\TEST\T501-08680-0103-T3_Mockup_Generic_Scheme_Pack\T501-08680-0103\Application_Signing\Signed_Schemes\MockupSigned_T3\500009011000.S3S


thanks

Hackoo
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#6 Post by Hackoo » 16 Aug 2017 13:48

Give a try for this batch file :

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@echo off
Mode con cols=100 lines=5 & color 9E
Set "Location=C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\MOCK_UP"
Set "Destination=C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\MOCK_UP_MASTER"
Title Copy files from list.txt
set "List=%~dp0list.txt"
Set "CopyLog=%~dpn0_CopyLog.txt"
If exist "%CopyLog%" Del "%CopyLog%"
If not exist "%Destination%" MD "%Destination%"
Setlocal enableDelayedExpansion
   @for /f "delims=" %%a in ('Type "%List%"') do (
         Call :Incremental_Copy "%%~a" "%Destination%" "%CopyLog%"
   )
Start "" "%CopyLog%" & exit
::**************************************************************************
:Incremental_Copy <Source> <Destination> <CopyLog>
set "Source=%~1"
set "Destination=%~2"
set "Filename=%~n1"
Set "CopyLog=%~3"
If Not Exist "%Destination%\%~nx1" (
Cls
echo(
echo       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo        Copying to "%Destination%\%~nx1" ...
echo       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   (
      @echo Copying "%Source%" "%Destination%\%~nx1"
      @Copy /DVN "%Source%" "%Destination%\%~nx1"
   ) >> "%CopyLog%" 2>&1
) else (
If Exist "%Destination%\%Filename%(%Count%)%~x1" Set /a Count+=1 && goto Incremental_Copy
Cls
echo(
echo       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo        Copying to "%Destination%\%Filename%(%Count%)%~x1" ...
echo       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   (
      @echo Copying "%Source%" "%Destination%\%Filename%(%Count%)%~x1"
      @copy /DVN "%Source%" "%Destination%\%Filename%(%Count%)%~x1"
   )>> "%CopyLog%" 2>&1
   Set /a "Count=1"
)
exit /b
::**************************************************************************

goodywp
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#7 Post by goodywp » 17 Aug 2017 08:45

Awesome!!!!! work perfectly... Thanks a lot hackoo!!

goodywp
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#8 Post by goodywp » 19 Aug 2017 05:36

Hi Hackoo,

I think I have two tasks in all.

1. to search all the files path based on the plain files list like this

500135010100.S3S
500136010100.S3S
500143010002.S3S
500019011200.S3S
500006011000.S3S
500007011000.S3S
500008011000.S3S
500009011000.S3S

to get the list.txt with path in it, like the one above I post.

2. then copy all the files with path to one folder as your code did..

I am still struggling the first task to search the folders based op the plain files list....

Thanks

goodywp
Posts: 189
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Re: How to search files from one folder to next till found

#9 Post by goodywp » 22 Aug 2017 07:51

I tried the following code to do the search and it works but only one folder. In case it searched all the files in the unique.txt that is fine. But if it has some files not found. It should print out the missing ones then continue to search another folder...

How can I do search one folder to another till?

code:
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FOR /F %%F IN (C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\%profile%\unique.txt) DO DIR /s/p/b %%F.* >> C:\auto_pkg_build\Sources\Source_schemes\%profile%\finds.txt

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Thanks

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