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.

Usage:


‘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
‘contact: [email protected]
‘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)
noofdays=objArgs(2)
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 + x.name
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
next
msgbox “Completed”



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