Find files with PowerShell

PowerShell can recursively find files like GNU Findutils using PowerShell function Get-ChildItem. The abbreviated form of Get-ChildItem is “gci”. Typically the “-Recurse” option is used as the default is to only search the specified directory level.


Recursively find all “*.lib” files under directory ./build:

gci -Path build -Recurse -Filter *.lib

Find all files named “my.txt” under directory ~/projects:

gci -Path ~/projects -Recurse -Filter my.txt

Open all files found above in “code” Visual Studio code:

code (gci -Path ~/projects -Recurse -Filter my.txt)