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Windows PowerShell in Action, Second Edition by Bruce Payette

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Chapter 16. Working with files, text, and XML

16.1 PowerShell and paths
16.2 File processing
16.3 Processing unstructured text
16.4 XML structured text processing
16.5 Summary

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

Henry Ward Beecher

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

In this chapter, we’re going to cover PowerShell’s features for processing text and files. We’ll look at how PowerShell deals with file paths and concepts behind the provider model. We’ll revisit regular expressions and take another look at the language features and cmdlets that are provided for dealing with text. This chapter also covers the features that PowerShell offers for dealing with a ...

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