PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Remove Characters in a String

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to remove specific characters in a string.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question I have a string that includes braces:

$a = ‘{Abcde}’

   I want to remove the braces, but keep the text string inside the braces.
   How can I do this by using Windows PowerShell?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the –Replace operator, create a regular expression pattern that includes only the braces you want to remove,
           and then write the results back to the variable, for example:

PS C:> $a = ‘{Abcde}’

PS C:> $a -replace ‘[{}]’,”


PS C:> $a = $a -replace ‘[{}]’,”

PS C:> $a


Note  This command uses single, back-to-back quotation marks .


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