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How to skip the beginning and ending of a file by using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to skip the beginning and ending portions of a text file by using Windows PowerShell in this article by the Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson. This is the second post in a multi-part series of blog posts that deal with how to determine letter frequency in text files. To fully understand this post, you should read the entire...

Use PowerShell 5.0 to create temporary files in the temp folder

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson talks about using Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10 to create temporary files in the temporary folder.   Sometimes it is the little things that make life easier. You know, like a cereal bar … it’s not like a major technological breakthrough but it is much more convenient than getting a ...

PowerTip: Use PowerShell to dismount a disk image

Summary:  Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to dismount a virtual disk or ISO.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to dismount a virtual disk?  Use the Dismount-DiskImage cmdlet. It will dismount either an ISO or a virtual hard disk. Specify the path then using -imagepath. Here is an example: Dismount-DiskImage -imagepath “C:\fso\...

PowerTip: Flush file system cache by using PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to forcibly write the file system cache to a drive.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to forcibly flush the volume cache by writing it to a drive?  Use the Write-VolumeCache cmdlet and specify the drive letter, for example: Write-VolumeCache c Note  There is no colon following the drive letter...

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