PowerTip: Control Text-File Encoding with PowerShell

Summary: Learn how to control text-file encoding with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I ensure that a file is encoded with Unicode when I write to it?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Out-File cmdlet, and specify the appropriate value for the –Encoding parameter:

Get-Process | Out-File -FilePath c:\fso\myfile.txt -Encoding unicode

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