Search for a string in today, yesterday or the day before’s files

>>Script Language and Platform: VBScript, SQL Server

This VBScript allows you to search files that are a few days old, in a folder for a keyword. It is useful to search files like archived log files in the same folder so that you can look in to only those log files which have the keywords.


‘This will search todays and yesterdays files for a particular string.
cscript SearchLog.vbs “\Servernamed$cronditappsrobocopylogs” “enough” “1”

‘This will search today, yesterday, day before yesterday files

cscript SearchLog.vbs “C:Winntsyslogs” “Error” “2”

Author: MAK

‘Author: MAK
‘Objective: To search a string in all the files (2 days old) in a folder
‘Date written: April 5, 2003
Set objArgs = WScript.Arguments
Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject(“WScript.Shell”)
‘strStartup = “\server1d$cronditappsrobocopylogs”
strStartup = objArgs(0)
‘SearchString= “enough”
SearchString= objArgs(1)
Set fso = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
Set fso2 = CreateObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”)
Set f = fso.GetFolder(strStartup)
for each x in f.files
if left(x.datelastmodified,10) >= left(date-noofdays,10) then
filenamepath=strStartup +
Set ReadFile = fso2.OpenTextFile(filenamepath, ForReading, TristateFalse)
thisTXT = ReadFile.ReadAll

ValueSearch = InStr(1,thisTXT,SearchString,1)
If ValueSearch>=1 Then
msgbox “Found ‘”+ Searchstring + “‘ in “+ filenamepath
end if
end if
msgbox “Completed”

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