if | is OR , what is the symbol for and

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    $date = (Get-Date).AddDays(-1).ToString('MM/dd/yyyy')
    [String[]]$Match = $content | select-string -Pattern "(Successful incremental backup|$date )"

    This is a statement I am using in my script. So it gives me all the matches which has yesterday`s date in any statmeent. Now , I want a result which has a statement containing yesterday`s date along with "successful incremental backup"

    This is what I want to search :

    02/19/2017 00:49:21 Successful incremental backup of '\\bentpsystpc02\d$'

    So , if | stands for OR , how can I represent AND ???

  • #64758

    Don Jones

    The -Pattern parameter is accepting a regular expression; the pipe isn't an "OR" operator, it's an alternative set operator, which is a bit different. There's no AND operator per se in regular expression syntax.

    • #65541


      Thanks Don !!!...you have been a great help 🙂

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