Chapter 2. Data Parsing and Manipulation

One of the most powerful features of PowerShell is its ability to retrieve and manipulate data. Many a times when you retrieve data from a PowerShell session, the format in which it is available is different from what you would want to display in the PowerShell window or in a log file. For this purpose, PowerShell provides powerful cmdlets and methods to perform data manipulation to best suit your needs as a PowerShell scripter.

While reading this chapter, you'll learn the following concepts:

  • String manipulation
  • Number manipulation and parsing
  • Date/time manipulation
  • Forcing data types
  • PowerShell pipeline

String manipulation

String manipulation is something that you'll need to do in almost every script you create. ...

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