Using Add-Content to output array to a txt file

by RLewis123 at 2012-12-05 11:11:17

I have an array that contains a number of items with a single item on each line. I need to append a txt file with this array info but when I do that the .txt file has all the lines appear on a single line. How can I take this array info and use it to append a file and still get the newlines that are in it to show up?

I’ve used a foreach on the array like this:
foreach ($lineitem in $Array){add-content -path $LogFile "$lineitemn&quot;}</blockquote>by iHunger at 2012-12-05 11:26:20<blockquote>Just guessing, but you might need a <strong>rn</strong> instead of just <strong>n.
by RLewis123 at 2012-12-05 11:58:05
Tried it - no joy. Thanks anyway.

The Array appears fine onscreen, in an e-mail and even works if I output to a CSV format file but the minute I’m outputting to a .TXT format file and opening in Notepad it all displays on a single line.
by RichardSiddaway at 2012-12-05 12:16:31
Does this solve your problem?
$data = “AAA”, “BBB”, “CCCC”, "DDD"

Add-Content -Path C:\test\test.txt -Value $data

get-content -Path C]

Just makes sure you have a line feed after the last line in the file before you add the array
by RLewis123 at 2012-12-05 13:15:23
Richard - The Array I have is being created by code that looks like this:

$array += “$strComputer1 blah1n&quot;<br>$array += &quot;$strComputer2 blah2n”
$array += "$strComputer3 blah3n&quot;<br>$array += &quot;$strComputer4 blah4n"


In the end this is creating an array that appears to have newline chars in it but displays on a single line when placed into a TXT file.
by RLewis123 at 2012-12-05 16:22:59
OK - the `r did the trick after all - inserted it at a different location. Many thanks!