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PowerShell’s new –split operator can split text into parts. Usually, you will submit a delimiter character to tell –split where to split:

PS> “1,2,3,4” -split “,”


However, you can also submit a script block and calculate where to split. If you take advantage of the many specific character tests available in the [Char] type, you can then split based on punctuation or other character groups:

“Hello, this is a test” -split { [Char]::isPunctuation($_) }

 this is a test

Use this line to view all available character groups:

[char] | Get-Member -Static -MemberType Method -Name is*



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