Recently I had requirement to get filenames inside multiple folders and subfolders in current directory.
For example , I have one current directory FinalTestMessage and Inside this directory there are folders Folder1 and NewFold1 . And Inside Folder1 and NewFold1 we have subfolders NewFol2 and NewFol3 I need to get filenames inside those folders and current main folder.
We can achieve this by using below command .
for /r %i in (*) do @echo %~ni >>filename.txt
You can see filename.txt is generated inside the current folder FinalTestMessage which contains other files such as testfilemainfolder,gn and other subfolders filenames.
Now Let’s say if I want to get only folders and subfolder names .We can run below cmd.
dir /s/b/a:d >> folder.txt
Now let’s say we want to map shared drive and change directory.
In addition, substitution of FOR variable references has been enhanced. You can now use the following optional syntax: %~I - expands %I removing any surrounding quotes (") %~fI - expands %I to a fully qualified path name %~dI - expands %I to a drive letter only %~pI - expands %I to a path only %~nI - expands %I to a file name only %~xI - expands %I to a file extension only %~sI - expanded path contains short names only %~aI - expands %I to file attributes of file %~tI - expands %I to date/time of file %~zI - expands %I to size of file %~$PATH:I - searches the directories listed in the PATH environment variable and expands %I to the fully qualified name of the first one found. If the environment variable name is not defined or the file is not found by the search, then this modifier expands to the empty string The modifiers can be combined to get compound results: %~dpI - expands %I to a drive letter and path only %~nxI - expands %I to a file name and extension only %~fsI - expands %I to a full path name with short names only %~dp$PATH:I - searches the directories listed in the PATH environment variable for %I and expands to the drive letter and path of the first one found. %~ftzaI - expands %I to a DIR like output line In the above examples %I and PATH can be replaced by other valid values. The %~ syntax is terminated by a valid FOR variable name. Picking upper case variable names like %I makes it more readable and avoids confusion with the modifiers, which are not case sensitive.