Reading a big textFile

by KaiY at 2013-01-29 05:34:00

Hi guys,

I have a quite big textfile which I want to read in:

$Path = “C:\temp\MyBigFile.txt”

$Lines = ${C:\temp\MyBigFile.txt} #this works fine
$Lines = ${$Path} #that produces an error

Can you help me how to use the variable $Path between {} ?

I know “get-content”, but the code above is much faster for big files

by DonJ at 2013-01-29 14:07:30
${} syntax is for defining variables - for example, ${this is a valid variable name}. It’s not actually reading your file into memory, it’s doing that at the time you access $lines.