How to retrieve the content of the file in PowerShell?

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To retrieve the content of the file in PowerShell, you need to use Get-Content cmdlet. For example, we are going to retrieve the content of the text file called Aliases.txt from a specific location.

Example

Get-Content D:\Temp\aliases.txt

Output

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-Content D:\Temp\aliases.txt
# Alias File
# Exported by : admin
# Date/Time : 26 January 2020 19:20:24
# Computer : DESKTOP-9435KM9
"foreach","ForEach-Object","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"%","ForEach-Object","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"where","Where-Object","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"?","Where-Object","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"ac","Add-Content","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"clc","Clear-Content","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"cli","Clear-Item","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"clp","Clear-ItemProperty","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"clv","Clear-Variable","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"compare","Compare-Object","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"cpi","Copy-Item","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"cpp","Copy-ItemProperty","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"cvpa","Convert-Path","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"dbp","Disable-PSBreakpoint","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"diff","Compare-Object","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"ebp","Enable-PSBreakpoint","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"epal","Export-Alias","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"epcsv","Export-Csv","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"fc","Format-Custom","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"fl","Format-List","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"ft","Format-Table","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"fw","Format-Wide","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"gal","Get-Alias","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"gbp","Get-PSBreakpoint","","ReadOnly, AllScope"
"gc","Get-Content","","ReadOnly, AllScope"

You can also retrieve the content of the file from the remote location.

For example,

Get-Content \\Test-PC\Shared\Powershellaliases.txt
raja
Published on 16-Mar-2020 07:47:02
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