PowerShell for Windows Admins

May 15 2015   11:56AM GMT

Playing with the range operator

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway


The range operator allows you to reference a range of numbers


is equivalent to


If you want anything other than numbers you’re stuck as the range operator only works with integers

though you can have a decrementing list


65..74 | foreach {[char]$psitem}

would be A – J

If you want A-Z

65..90 | foreach {[char]$psitem}

For lowercase letters (a – z)  use

97..122 | foreach {[char]$psitem}

You can even work from an array of values

$data = ‘value1′,’value2′,’value3′,’value4′,’value5′,’value6′,’value7′,’value8′,’value9′,’value10’


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