The Basics of Text File Editing Commands in PowerShell

πŸ’‘ Problem Formulation: When working with text files in a Windows environment, it’s often necessary to perform tasks like creating, reading, appending, and deleting text content programmatically. For example, you might want to create a script that logs events to a text file, or modify configuration files for software deployment. PowerShell, the robust command-line shell … Read more

5 Ways to Edit Remote Text Files with PowerShell

πŸ’‘ Problem Formulation: You’re managing multiple servers or systems, possibly in a mixed environment (e.g., some hosts on-premises, others in the cloud), and need to update configuration or text files remotely. The challenge is to do this efficiently and reliably using PowerShell, with a prime example being the need to change a specific line in … Read more

5 Best PowerShell Methods for Reading and Replacing Text in Files

πŸ’‘ Problem Formulation: Many day-to-day tasks in software development and systems administration involve reading and modifying text within files. Let’s say we have a configuration file where an application’s endpoint URL is written as Now, we need to replace it with across multiple files. Efficiently automating this process with a PowerShell script can … Read more

How Do You Add Text to a File in Windows PowerShell?

To add text to a file using PowerShell, you can use the Add-Content cmdlet, which appends content to a specified item or file. Content can be specified using the Value parameter. Example: Add-Content -Path “C:\path\to\your\file.txt” -Value “Text to add” Here’s a basic example of how to use Add-Content: This command will append “Text to add” … Read more

How to Check My PowerShell Version?

Do you need to know how to check your PowerShell version? This mission-critical question was on my mind, too, just a few minutes ago. In this article, I’ll show you how I did it. Ready? Check, go! πŸ‘‡ Identify Your PowerShell Version One of the most common and recommended ways is by using the $PSVersionTable … Read more

How to Check the Plotly Dash Version in Python?

How to Check the Plotly Dash Version in the Terminal or Shell (Unix/macOS/Linux/Windows? To check the dash version in your Windows, Unix, macOS, or Linux environment, you can run the command pip list in your terminal or shell and locate the dash output with version information in the format x.y.z (e.g., 2.5.1) Here’s an example … Read more

PowerShell Operators

Windows PowerShell uses variables to store values, and we have a large set of operators we can use to modify or compare those variables. PowerShell Assignment Operators Assignment Operators allow us to simply create variables and populate them with values in one command: When we call those variables, we can see the values they contain: … Read more

PowerShell Loops – A Simple Guide with Video

PowerShell foreach Loop Syntax: The keyword ‘foreach‘ is used in Windows PowerShell to iterate through a series or list of items, usually with the intent of performing operations using each item.  Example: In the following example, we use PowerShell to read the contents of a text file (C:\Temp\ServerList.txt) filled with server names, storing the values … Read more