I have a simple question regarding how to finding a file in cmd and then piping the output to findstr to nail down a specific file.

For example,

dir change /s /p | findstr "error"

Can this be achieved?

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    Use powershell? It should make this easier – Zoredache Feb 27 '17 at 18:32

two ways:

dir *test* /s/b

dir /s/b | findstr /i "test"

Use this file to locate files on c:\ drive using a string

dir /s/b . | find /i "CVE-2016-2107"

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