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Author Topic: SOLVED: directory tree 'crawler'  (Read 2639 times)

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SOLVED: directory tree 'crawler'
« on: March 07, 2011, 05:41:13 AM »
My request is for a utility that will execute a given command in the starting directory, and also in all sub-directories in that directory. A very simple example of usage:

Crawler "C:\Code" "Dir *.c"

Will list all C source code files in C:\Code, and in all sub-directories. This example isn't even necessary, as "Dir" will do it for you, but you can see how useful it could be when you use a more meaningful command.

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Re: IDEA: directory tree 'crawler'
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011, 07:53:52 AM »
Even better than having it written for me: a pointer to where someone already did it! Thanks Skwire!

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Re: IDEA: directory tree 'crawler'
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2011, 07:56:46 AM »
You're welcome.   :)

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Re: SOLVED: directory tree 'crawler'
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 03:29:36 AM »
or save a batch file with the following content

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c:
cd C:\Code
for /f "tokens=*" %%d in ('dir /ad/b/s') do dir "%%d\*.c"
The first two lines is just to ensure you are in the right subdirectory
replace
dir "%%d\*.c"
with the command of your choosing (keeping the %%d though - which is each directory - try running with echo dir "%%d\*.c" to see what the actual command will be that will be run - without doing something weird to your system!)

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