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May 29, 2015 at 8:49 am

I am looking for a way to read a MOF file in a structured way within PowerShell. Specifically I am looking to find all the module references within a given MOF file. I'm assuming there might be something built in since DSC generates and reads/compiles MOFs.

May 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

I can't speak for how well this works, but a quick web search turned up https://github.com/mikeclayton/MofParser

June 2, 2015 at 7:41 am

I wrote up a pretty simple module for this as well.

June 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I cheated a little, not really parsing but assuming that the instances are all sorta like a hashtable ...

$Content = Get-Content -Path $Path | Out-String 
$Content = $Content -replace '/\*','' 
$Content = $Content -replace '= (NULL|TRUE|FALSE)','= $$$1' 
$Content = $Content -replace 'instance of .+\n','[PSCustomObject][Ordered]@' 
$Content = $Content -replace '\\\\','\' 
 
$Instances = @(Invoke-Expression -Command $Content)