PowerTip: Replace Non-Alphabetic Characters in String

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to replace non-alphabetic characters in a string.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to replace a string that contains non-alphabetic characters
           (such as commas and periods)?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the –Replace operator, and specify a regex pattern ‘[^a-zA-Z]’, for example:

$a = ‘Never a foot too far, even.’

$a -Replace ‘[^a-zA-Z]’,”

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