2011 Scripting Games Study Guide

The 2011 Scripting Games will be held April 4–April 15, 2011, and will test a variety of commonly required skills for IT pros seeking to automate their production environment. The development of competencies in the areas shown below will help the prospective Games participant to successfully complete the 10 task-based scenarios that make up the…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Pause and Resume Scripts with Windows PowerShell?

  Hey Scripting Guy! I am working on a Windows PowerShell script, and I would like to pause the script for three minutes and then resume it. I know I can use the Start-Sleep cmdlet to halt script execution, but I would like to give a visual indication that the script is waiting, and display…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Update More Than One Text File?

Hey Scripting Guy! I am trying to convert a number of text files that have been used to create old Web pages to a Web site that uses a new format. The problem is that the text files are not in a standard format. I need to identify the shortest lines in the text files…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! Can I Search a Text File to Work with Specific Text?

  Hey Scripting Guy! I have a log file that is produced by an application. The file is simply text, and is not really formatted in any discernable way. I can open the log in Notepad and use the <ctrl-f> (control –f) command to search the text file for specific things, but it would be…

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