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TW07 Regular Expressions, Windows PowerShell, and You

March 9th, 2016

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Timothy Warner



There are many Windows systems administrators who spend way too much time trying to locate files and other resources by shoe-horning the old MS-DOS asterisk and question mark wildcards. How can a busy sysadmin figure out, for instance, which of their company's 10,000 documents contain personally identifiable information? Regular expressions and Windows PowerShell to the rescue!

You will learn:

  • About regular expressions (their function, interoperability, and usage) intelligently with programmers, DBAs, and potentially other IT pros
  • How to apply basic RegEx search patterns, including special characters, sets, ranges, qualifiers, and character classes
  • How to leverage Windows PowerShell skills by implementing regular expressions in –match expressions, Select-String statements, and the regex type accelerator
  • New ways to solve old problems regarding searching in their daily work