Emulating Grep in Powershell

Emulating Grep in Powershell. The option presented is to perform a grep on several files.

For a search in one file, with results going to output.txt

select-string -pattern "{pattern}" -caseSensitive c:pathtofile.txt > output.txt

One note: The lines wrapped at the width of the command window, even when redirected to a file.

First pieces of code in PowerShell


$sw = new-object System.IO.StreamWriter("c:ts.txt")


$sw | get-member -memberType methods

For some reason, this method of invoking object methods is reminiscent of both Ruby and Smalltalk for me.

From the PowerShell team blog