PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Replace Characters in String
Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to replace non-alphabetic and non-number characters in a string.
How can I use Windows PowerShell to replace every non-alphabetic and non-number character in a string
with a hyphen?
Use the Windows PowerShell –Replace operator and the \w regular expression character class.
The \w character class includes the letters a-z, A-Z, and numbers. Here is an example:
PS C:\> $s = 'abc.123,DEF&ghi'
PS C:\> $s -replace "\w", '-'