input from file - quick question This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Forums Archives 5 years, 11 months ago. Author Posts January 1, 2012 at 12:00 am #5502 Forums ArchivesMember by chz013 at 2013-02-03 21:40:30 Hi All Could someone share a few examples on how to pass file parameter to the powershell script and perform its function reading inputs from a file as its argument ?eg powershell.exe myscript filename.txt where filename.txt contains a list of hostnames:abc.ub.compapa.utm.com:: Thanks by DonJ at 2013-02-04 10:33:57 You put a parameter block at the beginning of the script: param([string]$filename) Within the script, $filename will contain whatever file name was passed. You would run the script like this: myscript filename.txt Or more properly: myscript -filename filename.txt And in either case, $filename would contain "filename.txt." You could then read that file by using Get-Content. If you want to provide the CONTENTS of the file as a parameter value: param([string]$computername)foreach ($computer in $computername) # $computer contains one computer name at a time} And run as: Myscript -computername (Get-Content names.txt) Where names.txt contains one name per line. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.