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Find Files

Parameter a: text (file extension).
Parameter b: path (root for search).
Input 7: address (standard interpretation).
Output 3: data output (list of files of specified extension in root and (recursive) subdirectories).

Recursively searches a directory tree for files of a certain type.

Behavior

Recursively searches a directory tree for files of a certain type. Parameter a contains the file name extension (i. e. "EXE") and parameter b contains the root directory for the search.

Design Flaw

The "find files" task gets the filename extension from NetAlive via source code substitution. This means that each time the filename extension changes, NetAlive will (attempt to) recompile the task. As a result, the filename extension cannot be changed on computers without a compiler.

We plan to fix this design flaw in a future release.

Interactive Demonstration

Press to invoke find.net.

The program starts spontaneously and runs for 30 seconds or so. When done, the list box fills with all the .exe files on the hard disk. (Note: the find function is compiled; NetAlive may run a compiler or download a binary before execution.)


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