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

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

PS> $file.DirectoryName

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

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

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

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