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grep in windows with findstr

Life in Linux would be far more difficult without grep. So what's the equivalent in Windows?

C:\Users\tom>netstat -na|findstr 3389
TCP 0.0.0.0:3389 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING
TCP [::]:3389 [::]:0 LISTENING

C:\Users\tom>

Very neat! But now how to alias this guy. Well, we can do this but it doesn't quite work in pipes:

C:\Users\tom>doskey grep=c:\windows\system32\findstr.exe $*

C:\Users\tom>doskey /macros
grep=c:\windows\system32\findstr.exe $*

C:\Users\tom>grep
FINDSTR: Bad command line

C:\Users\tom>

Have fun with that.

Cheers,
Tom

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