Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Powershell custom find script

I have been recently playing with some file audit/data loss prevention type stuff and I had the need to search for certain filenames on a system fairly quickly. As a result, I wrote a little powershell script to do just that. It is nothing special, I just figured I would post it on here.

$location = read-host "Where do you want to look"
$string = read-host "Enter string to search for"

$temp = dir $location -recurse -ea 'SilentlyContinue' | ?{$ -match $string}
if ($temp.exists)
{echo "At least one file found.."
Elseif ($temp.count -gt 1){ echo "Found more than one file...."
$temp | foreach-object {echo $}
else {echo "No files found"}