Strings, Numbers, and Dates

Access to .NET Framework means that PowerShell comes with a wide variety of ways to work with simple data types, such as strings and numbers.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Manipulating strings
  • Converting strings
  • Manipulating numbers
  • Manipulating dates and times

Manipulating strings, numbers, and dates have many uses, including data cleansing, retrieving specific information, and applying calculations.

Manipulating strings

The .NET System.String type offers a wide array of methods for manipulating or inspecting strings. The following methods are case-sensitive but are, in many cases, faster alternatives to using regular expressions, for situations when the time it takes for a script to run is important. ...

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