Okay, so today I found another reason to really dig PowerShell. I had a text file that was populated with a large number of lines to text, each on their own line. I found that this file had a decent amount of duplicate lines in it. There were over 1,200 lines in the file to start with. In order to verify I had duplicates, since it wasn’t blatantly obvious, I dragged and dropped the file into Excel which created a single column of text, one line per row.
I’m just learning PowerShell. In fact, I’d say I’m just beyond the understanding what’s behind “dir” and “help” (Get-ChildItem and Get-Help). But even with my limited knowledge I can still do some pretty cool (and time saving) things. For tomorrow’s Central Ohio Day of .NET I need to collect all the presentations so that I can post them to the website after the event is over. I did this last year by creating a directory for each speaker on my thumb drive.