|Message ||Ever wanted to GREP something in windows but don't want to install any additional tools.
Use the command FINDSTR at a command prompt.
You can also send the searched info to a file with >c:\yourfile.txt
Tested with Windows XP and 2000
findstr [/b] [/e] [/l] [/r] [/s] [/i] [/x] [/v] [/n] [/m] [/o] [/p] [/offline] [/g:file] [/f:file] [/c:string] [/d:dirlist] [/a:ColorAttribute] [strings] [[Drive:][Path] FileName [...]]
/b : Matches the pattern if at the beginning of a line.
/e : Matches the pattern if at the end of a line.
/l : Uses search strings literally.
/r : Uses search strings as regular expressions. Findstr interprets all metacharacters as regular expressions unless you use /l.
/s : Searches for matching files in the current directory and all subdirectories.
/i : Specifies that the search is not to be case-sensitive.
/x : Prints lines that match exactly.
/v : Prints only lines that do not contain a match.
/n : Prints the line number before each line that matches.
/m : Prints only the file name if a file contains a match.
/o : Prints seek offset before each matching line.
/p : Skips files with non-printable characters.
/offline : Processes files with offline attribute set.
/f:file : Reads file list from the specified file.
/c:string : Uses specified text as a literal search string.
/g:file : Gets search strings from the specified file.
/d:dirlist : Searches a comma-delimited list of directories.
/a:ColorAttribute : Specifies color attributes with two hexadecimal digits.
strings : Specified text to be searched for in FileName.
[Drive:][Path] FileName [...] : Specifies a file or files to search.
/? : Displays help at the command prompt.