PowerTip: Escape Parsed Content in PowerShell String

Summary: Use the backtick character to insert data normally parsed by Windows PowerShell in a string.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Certain characters (such as the colon and double quotation marks) are special in Windows PowerShell.
           How can I use those in a parsed string?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the backtick character (usually under the tilde, and it’s also ASCII character 96), for example:



Comments (2)

  1. Jack says:

    Just a reminder — if a backtick is desired, use two:
    >> write-host "“"

  2. @Jack

    Good point! Thanks for Sharing!


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