Deleting Lines above and below a line of text This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by random commandline 2 years ago. Author Posts March 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm #36221 Kyle CribbsParticipant I decided to make a new thread and ask a much simpler (hopefully) question. Lets say i had a text file that contained mouse cat cat cat dog mouse dog dog mouse cat mouse and i wanted it to search for "dog" and once found i would want it to delete all the lines above dog until it see's cat.. as well as delete everything below dog until it see's cat as well.. so the result would be mouse cat cat cat cat mouse March 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm #36222 random commandlineParticipant Are you looking for all lines excluding 'dog'? If so, just use something like this. # Sample array $string = @" mouse cat cat cat dog mouse dog dog mouse cat mouse "@ -split "`n" ($string -notmatch "dog").Trim() | Select-Object -Unique # Result # mouse # cat Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.