Does PowerShell cache variable values?

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    by dwwilson66 at 2013-01-24 05:35:52

    This morning, I copied a directory from my local, networked drive to temp folder for testing. When I ran the script, this error appeared.
    Get-Content : Cannot find path 'C:\users\xxxxx\desktop\cgc\Automatic_Post-Call_Survey_-_BC,_CC.txt' because it does no
    t exist.
    At C:\users\xxxxx\desktop\cgc\testcountexcl1.ps1:55 char:12
    + Get-Content < <<< $txtfile | Get-WordCount -Exclude (Get-Content c:\temp\exclude.txt) | select -First 15
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\users\xxxxx...ey_-_BC,_CC.txt:String) [Get-Content], ItemNotFoundEx
    ception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetContentCommand

    This would be expected with the move...PS can't find the path referenced...but I made the following change prior to running the script (old commented out above the new):
    $input = Get-Content c:\temp\wordCount.txt
    < # $inpath = "C:\users\xxxxx\desktop\cgc\tx" #>
    $inpath = "C:\temp\tx"
    $srcfiles = Get-ChildItem $inpath -filter "*.txt"
    $notPermittedWords = Get-Content c:\temp\exclude.txt

    My first inkling is that there's some kind of cache holding my $inpath variable from my last run...but have not been able to find out if that's expected PowerShell behavior. Am I misinterpreting the error or the solution? How do I flush the cache or whatever varables may be stored in memory?

    by nohandle at 2013-01-24 06:39:15

    How exactly did you run the script?

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