Add text to file RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I am trying to get the content of a file or multiple files, if a pattern exists within the files, i want to start a new line after the pattern, and then add some content. Below is what i have started with, any help or advice would be great. I want to add the line at the bottom after the pattern, but i am stuck.

    $IKey = xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxxx
    $fileName = "C:\TempPath\ApplicationInsights.config"
    $content = "<InstrumentationKey>$IKey</InstrumentationKey>"
    $line = <ApplicationInsights xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ApplicationInsights/2013/Settings">
    Get-Content $fileName | 
        Foreach-Object {
            if ($_ -match $line) 
                Add-content $fileName "`n$content"



    • Bearbeitet Shane W Donnerstag, 18. April 2019 11:17
    Donnerstag, 18. April 2019 10:47


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  • You cannot update a file that you are currently reading.  Send the output to a new file and then delete the old file and rename.


    Donnerstag, 18. April 2019 12:08
  • In addition to what JRV said, you're missing the beginning and end "'" in the assignment to the $line variable. You also have regex metacharacters in you search pattern.

    Try using the "$r" variable in the example below as the pattern in your "-match" to avoid unintentional matches (unlikely in this case, but it's still a "good thing"):

    $line = '<ApplicationInsights xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ApplicationInsights/2013/Settings">'
    $r = [RegEx]::Escape($line)

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE&I, Exchange Ex-MVP (16 years)

    Donnerstag, 18. April 2019 14:45
  • $file = "C:\TempPath\ApplicationInsights.config"
    [xml]$xml = Get-Content $file
    $ns = $xml.DocumentElement.NamespaceURI
    $node = $xml.CreateElement('InstrumentationKey', $ns)
    $key = $xml.CreateTextNode('xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxxxx')
    $node.AppendChild($key) | Out-Null
    $xml.ApplicationInsights.PrependChild($node) | Out-Null

    • Als Antwort vorgeschlagen jrv Freitag, 19. April 2019 08:23
    Freitag, 19. April 2019 07:49
  • Have you tried it?  Even if $line were properly quoted, it will add a blank line and $content to the bottom of the file for every match.  You could put parentheses around (Get-Content $fileName) so it finishes before add-content.

    • Bearbeitet JS2010 Freitag, 19. April 2019 19:56
    Freitag, 19. April 2019 19:24
  • I like this simple solution from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1875617/insert-content-into-text-file-in-powershell

    (Get-Content $fileName) | 
        Foreach-Object {
            if ($_ -match $line) 
    } } | Set-Content $fileName
    • Bearbeitet JS2010 Freitag, 19. April 2019 20:35
    • Als Antwort markiert Shane W Dienstag, 23. April 2019 09:10
    Freitag, 19. April 2019 19:51