The 2011 Scripting Games Advanced Event 10: Use PowerShell to Create a Function to Create Temp Files
Summary: Advanced Event 10 in the 2011 Scripting Games uses Windows PowerShell to create an advanced function to create temporary files.
About this event
Date of Event
4/15/2011 12:15 AM
4/22/2011 12:15 AM
You find yourself frequently writing data to a text file. Often, you delete these text files later. You decide that an advanced function that will accept piped content to create a temporary text file would be useful. When added to a module or included in a profile, this function would always be available.
- The function must be designed as an Advanced function, complete with comment-based Help.
- The function must accept piped content.
- The function should return the path to the temporary file.
- The temporary file should have a temporary name, and it should reside in the temporary folder.
- Design points for using an appropriate name for this function.
- Additional points for adding a switch that will display the content of the temporary file in Notepad.
- Additional points for supporting an encoding parameter and support ASCII and Unicode as encoding types.
- Additional points for supporting the whatif, debug, and verbose parameters.
2011 Scripting Games links
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