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I have a document.txt file that has over 100 lines in it. The following information is an example of how the information is setup in the file.
ComputerName=Person
LastLogin=Date
ComputerName=Person
LastLogin=Date

What I'm trying to achive is the following..a comma delimitied file but with the following output

Person,Date
Person,Date
Person,Date

I'm in the process of trying to write this code in powershell.

Currently I'm able to output a file that is similar to the example below, but I'm trying to matchh up the Person and the date and remove ComputerName and LastLogin information.  Below is an example of what I can currently output:

ComputerName,Person
LastLogin,Date
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Get-Content YourFile.txt | % {
  $value = $_.split("=")[1]
  if ($_.StartsWith("ComputerName=")) {
    $computer = $value
  } else {
    Write-Output ($computer + ', ' + $value)
  }
}

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You can redirect the output to a file, of course.
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by:wls3
ID: 36502205
This can solve the issue of getting paired lines:
for($i = 0; $i -lt $file.Length; $i++) {
  "Lines: $i - $($i+1): " + $file[$i,$i+2]; 
  $i++
}

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Using a file that contains this text:
param(
        $valuepassedasargument
)

# Display the argument
Write-Output "Param: $valuepassedasargument";

# Display the value by accessing the $args collection
Write-Output "`$args: $args";

# Display something just as a sanity check
Write-Output "Sanity check: Something";

# Wait for input to pause processing
read-host;

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I get this output:
Lines: 0 - 1: param( param( )
Lines: 2 - 3: ) ) )
Lines: 4 - 5: # Display the argument # Display the argument )
Lines: 6 - 7:   )
Lines: 8 - 9: Write-Output "`$args: $args"; Write-Output "`$args: $args"; )
Lines: 10 - 11: # Display something just as a sanity check # Display something just as a sanity check )
Lines: 12 - 13:   )
Lines: 14 - 15: read-host; read-host; )

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by:Qlemo
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@wls:  Wrong thread???
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