PowerTip: Read Text File in Raw Mode with PowerShell

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to read a text file in raw mode.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question  How can I use Windows PowerShell to read a text file as a single line of text, not as an array of strings created by
           end-of-line returns?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer  Use the –Raw parameter with Get-Content. This forces Windows PowerShell to ignore new line characters and
           end-of-line returns, and instead, return the contents of the file as one string. Here is an example:

Get-Content C:\fso\AnEmptyFile.txt -Raw

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