On Windows, we can see directory content using the DIR command.

I want to know, how can one see the list of only those files which have particular extension, e.g I want to see list of all .txt files, what command I should run?

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Dir supports wildcards, so:

dir *.txt
dir /S *.txt 

will show files with ".txt" suffix in specified directory and all sub-directories.

You can list only the filenames without the extra information added with the command
dir /b *.[extension].

A more comprehensive list can be found here .

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