Efficient File Searching with PowerShell

To search for the string in all files within the folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot” using PowerShell, you can use the Select-String cmdlet. Here’s an example of how you can accomplish this:

Get-ChildItem -Path "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\" -Recurse | Select-String -Pattern "https://"
  1. Get-ChildItem retrieves all files and folders within the specified path.
  2. The -Recurse parameter ensures that the search is performed recursively, including all subfolders.
  3. The output of Get-ChildItem is piped (|) to Select-String.
  4. Select-String searches for the specified pattern (“https://”) within the content of each file.
  5. The command will display the lines containing the matching pattern, along with the corresponding file names.

This command will only search within text-based files (e.g., .txt, .csv, .xml).

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