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Get-ContentFast

Fast alternative to Get-Content ####SYNOPSIS Fast alternative to Get-Content ####DESCRIPTION Get-Content is a slow, but powerful cmdlet. Get-ContentFast is a faster alternative with much of the same functionality. Get-ContentFast is limited to only reading text files.

####PARAMETER Path Specify the path to the file you want to read. Pipeline or array input is accepted.

####PARAMETER FullName Pipe the file name for the file you want to read from Get-ChildItem or Get-ItemProperty

####PARAMETER Raw Ignores newline characters and returns the entire contents of a file in one string. By default, the contents of a file is returned as a array of strings that is delimited by the newline character.

####PARAMETER TotalCount Gets the specified number of lines from the beginning of a file. Default is all lines.

####PARAMETER Tail Gets the specified number of lines from the end of a file.

####INPUTS [String] [System.IO.FileInfo] ####OUTPUTS [String] [String[]] ####EXAMPLE Get-ContentFast -Path .\test.txt

Read the file test.txt

####EXAMPLE Get-ContentFast -Path ".\test.txt",".\test2.txt"

Read both files

####EXAMPLE Get-ContentFast -Path .\test.txt -Raw

Read the entire file and output a single string

####EXAMPLE ".\Test.txt" | Get-ContentFast -Tail 4

Read the Test.txt file and only output the last 4 lines.

####EXAMPLE Get-ChildItem Test.txt | Get-ContentFast -TotalCount 5

Read the Test.txt file and ouput only the first 5 lines

####EXAMPLE Get-ChildItem *.txt | Get-ContentFast -TotalCount 4 -Tail 2

Read all text files in the current directory and output the first 4 lines and the last 2 lines

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