I am pretty new so please excuse the rather rudimentary question.
I am trying to write a script that will check my backups and report the time and status to me. I am currently hung up on trying to get the LastWriteTime into the output by assigning the date it pulls to a variable. Here is what I have in my mind so far that currently does not work:
$LogFile=C:\Users\john\iDrive\logs\account\IDL-01\\*.xml | Sort-Object | Select-Object -Last 1
$BackupLogDate=$LogFile | select LastWriteTime.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm")
Write-Host "The backup on $BackupLogDate was $BackupStatus"
The error I keep getting is "Cannot run a document in the middle of a pipeline", which I am now realizing I do not understand pipelines well enough to diagnose the issue.
Thanks so much for your help! That was exactly what I was looking for. I really appreciate the explanation as well as I am trying to teach myself powershell by making this script and its a bit trial by fire!
Again, I truly appreciate your effort and assistance!