Updated PowerShell script to loop through files for printing.

After finishing my script from the previous post I thought there has to be a better way to write this and reduce the lines of code. Not that 5 separate lines is a lot. But, if the list of items to print grew larger say to 15 documents, and was in different subdirectories then it might get complicated. So, I set about trying to find a way to use the ForEach-Object cmd. After some trial and error I have come up with this.

$Directory = “\\SVR1\DATA\Reports\Trading\”

Get-ChildItem -path $Directory -recurse -include *.pdf | ForEach-Object {Start-Process -FilePath $_.fullname -Verb Print -PassThru | %{sleep 10;$_} | kill }

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PowerShell comparison operators -eq, -lt, -gt, -contains, -like, -match

If you are used to operators such as > or < or =, you have to do some rethinking. As with batch scripts, PowerShell uses abbreviations of the corresponding English words. -eq Equal -ne Not equal -lt Less than -le Less than or equal -gt Greater than -ge Greater than or equal You don’t need an if statement to test the result of a comparison operation. Without the if statement, the output of the comparison is, simply, TRUE or FALSE. (more…)

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