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Accessing count results from various commands

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Steve Fabian, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    Several commands report various match counts in their text output. DIR
    reports file count, directory count, total storage used, etc. FFIND reports
    number of files and matching lines. Many other commands also include such
    reports. In many instances in a batch file one may need nothing but the
    number, and must parse redirected output to find the values. I suggest that
    all such commands set internal variables with their names styled
    _commandname_reporttype. For example, FFIND could set _FFIND_LINES and
    _FFIND_FILES, resp., for the number of matching lines and matching files, as
    reported in the last (summary) line of its output.
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  2. Jim Cook

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    Accessing count results from various commands

    I would find something like that useful. I did a similar function with
    my TIMEDIR that can return errorlevel to represent all sorts of those
    type of values.

    On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Steve Fábián <> wrote:



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