Looking for a simple way to do this. I have not programmed in quite a while and don't have the time to learn again with the new toolsets. Ground rules: 1) Automatic - I hand it a list of files and it does a text search on several strings with logicals and saves the applicable files to a new directory. IF string1 and not string2 etc... save to "directory" 2) Already available within Windows environment, though an ideal GNU utility would be acceptable. I know I can do this with basic scripting but it sounds like work (vbasic and I never got along). Any other ideas? I get about 50-100 of these files in a zip every week and no longer have time to parse them manually.