I am a newbie and making small progress I am writing a simple test script to find how many times a specific keyword appears on a given site. The test example I am taking is from gumtree website - searching for keyword ‘puppy’
Here is the script that I have got (with someone’s help):
[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12 $web = Invoke-WebRequest https://gumtree.com.au/s-dogs-puppies/nsw/labrador/k0c18434l3008839 $count=([regex]::Matches($web.content, "labrador")).count return $count
Now the script works fine sometimes, the other times it will freeze while processing the webrequest. It doesnt move from :
“Reading response stream… (Number of bytes read: 186743)”
the number of bytes vary from time to time, but it stays on this for a while and then terminates giving a false much lower count of the keyword.
What I have tried so far:
- I also tried dispose() thinking we need to release the resources, to do that I added $count= before the last line, and then tried adding $count.Dispose() however that gives me error --- InvalidOperation: Method invocation failed because [System.Int32] does not contain a method named 'dispose'