Find.exe Returns Extra Lines When Piped

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When you pipe Find.exe from the console, Find.exe returns an extra line feed that can result in returning a line where the /V option is looking for lines that do not match the search criteria.
This behavior is caused by a problem in Ulib.dll (a common tools library). When Find.exe is reading the file, the end of the file is encountered in the middle of the read. In this case, a utility function returns an error with 0 bytes read when there is still data to be read from the file.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time    Version         Size     File name   ----------------------------------------------------   06/08/00  11:47a  5.00.2195.2096  260,880  Ulib.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.

Article ID: 262463 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 20:21:06 - Revision: 3.5

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