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Weekend Scripter: Two Way-Cool PowerShell Text File Tricks: Tail and Wait

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about two way-cool new Windows PowerShell parameters: Tail and Wait. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Some things in Windows PowerShell are just so cool that I get all carried away with them and lose focus on whatever I am supposed to be doing. It happens that way sometimes. ...

Weekend Scripter: Creating a Sample Log File by Using PowerShell

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to create sample textual log output by using Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Well, it is the weekend. It seems like it has been a rather long week, but I guess in reality it was no longer than any other week. I did get a cool book that finally showed up by ...

Scripting Wife Learns to Work with Text Files

Summary: The Scripting Wife learns to use Windows PowerShell to write to text files and to include the date in a log. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. The other night the Scripting Wife and I went to the Charlotte IT Pro User Group meeting where I participated in a panel discussion about various Microsoft approaches to various ...

Search for and Replace Words in a CSV File by Using PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to search for and replace words in a CSV file by using Windows PowerShell.   Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a comma-separated value (CSV) file that contains user names, user groups, and organizational unit (OU) assignments. The problem is that we are moving one of our office locations, and I need to quickly change the old ...

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