PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Parse Delimiters in File


Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to parse file delimiters in a file.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to break out lines in a text file that are delimited by “\”? Here is the file content:

PS C:> Get-Content C:fsoAnEmptyFile.txt

This is content

\mydata\more stuff

\addmydata\addmore stuff\evenmore

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the –Delimiter parameter of the Get-Content cmdlet. Here is an example with the associated output:

PS C:> Get-Content C:fsoAnEmptyFile.txt -Delimiter \

This is content

\

mydata\

more stuff

\

addmydata\

addmore stuff\

evenmore

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