PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Check String for a Match

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Summary: Learn how to check a string to see if it contains another string.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question  How can I use Windows PowerShell to check a string to see if it contains another string?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer  Use the –Match operator:

PS C:\> $a = [string]”This string contains a number of letters”

PS C:\> $a -match ‘a number’

True

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