How to read a Header only using PowerShell? RRS feed

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  • I am getting HTML files using Get-Content. Now I want to read the header only from each HTML file. I would like to copy the header and use it as the file name of the HTML file it comes from.  What steps should I take and is this even possible?

    Friday, July 14, 2017 9:54 AM

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  • If it is HTML 5 you can use XML to extract the header.  If it is not compliant HTML 5 you will have to use RegEx to extract the header.

    Web pages saved to a file do not have headers.  Headers are only available in a web session.  Perhaps you are looking for the contents of the "<head"> tag which is not the same thing as web request headers.

    See: https://4sysops.com/archives/powershell-invoke-webrequest-parse-and-scrape-a-web-page/


    Friday, July 14, 2017 10:39 AM
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    Monday, August 21, 2017 8:45 AM