PowerShell for Windows Admins

Apr 30 2013   2:09PM GMT

Getting the folder name

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

Consider the file information from get-childitem

PS> $file = ls servicesv0.6.txt

Fullname gives the full path to the file

PS> $file.Fullname
C:\MyData\SkyDrive\Data\scripts\servicesv0.6.txt

if you use DirectoryName you get the full path to the parent directory

PS> $file.DirectoryName
C:\MyData\SkyDrive\Data\scripts

The easiest way to get the folder holding the path is like this

PS> Split-Path -Path $file.DirectoryName -Leaf
scripts

However on a Windows 8/PS 3 setup you can also do this
PS> $file.Directory | select -ExpandProperty Name
scripts

 Comment on this Post

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: