Thursday, July 05, 2012
This is a command in windows 20008 for applying specified command on each file for a batch.
For example if want to delete files older than a specified time period then this command will help me accomplishing this task.
This is a very useful and easy to understand command.
Command for an example is given below :
The mentioned below command will delete files older than 15 days in the folder "D:\YOURFOLDERNAME" and any sub directories in it.
forfiles /p d:\yourfoldername /s /m *.txt /c "cmd /c del @file" /d -15
forfiles --command name
/p -- specifies that next argument is path
/s -- specifies that sub directories should be scanned
/m -- file type or search criteria
/c -- actual command which will be executed for each file
"cmd /c" and "@file" are default values for the argument /c
"cmd /c yourcommand @file"
/d --specifies number of days
Further details can referenced on mentioned below technet link.
Thanks to TechNet.