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New to powershell, trying to figure out a simple output. I can do this with a small script or one liner in perl but not sure how to do this with using powershell

I have a lot of small text files with just one line in each one of them such as
Sminth1 20081010
JohnD2 2008109
Mary3 2008108
Bill4 20081015

I can read them with Get-Content, what I'm wanting to do is to read each of the lines in all the ..txt files and then put all lines into another file but separate the name and date with a tab, so just doing a Get-Content on all of the ..txt files and piping the output to one file works but does not tab separate the name and date.

How can I read the name and date in each file then output that to a tab separated list.

Thanks,
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I'm wanting to send the output to a tab separated list so I can put it in excel, so instead of just piping it to a .xls file was wondering if powershell had was of doing this as well. That was I do not pipe it to a .xls file then have to resave it as a regular excel file.
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BSonPosh earned 500 total points
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Here is the cmd

dir *.txt | get-content | %{"{0}`t{1}" -f $_.Split()[0],$_.Split()[1]} | out-file newfile.txt -enc ASCII


For future... here is the correct zone:http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/MSH-Monad/
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fyi... for the Excel stuff check this out

http://bsonposh.com/archives/357

Specifically the Cool Demo Code
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Worked Great.

Thanks for the help link to correct zone, I was looking for a powershell zone but did not see it.

Thanks again!!
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