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PowerShell and inline Read-Host

Posted on 2013-01-22
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Just a little thought... Is it possible to a Read-Host in the same line as ie. Get-ADUser?
Something like this:
$inp = read-host "User" | get-aduser $inp

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I know the abowe isn't possible, but is there another way to keep it all in the same line?

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Kasper
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by:becraig
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easy enough just want you have w/o a pipe

$inp = read-host "User"
get-aduser $inp

do it at the command line or in a script.
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You can try..
read-host "User" | get-aduser

or

$inp = read-host "User" | get-aduser

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by:Kasper Katzmann
ID: 38805456
This one works:
read-host "User" | get-aduser

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This one doesn't return anything:
$inp = read-host "User" get-aduser $inp

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by:Subsun
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$inp = read-host "User" get-aduser $inp will not work..

$inp = read-host "User" | get-aduser will work. It will not return anything because the result is saved in var $inp

If you run $inp , then you will get the saved value..
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by:Kasper Katzmann
ID: 38805504
Exactly
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by:Qlemo
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To complete the answer:
 $inp = read-host "User" | get-aduser
is the same as
 $inp = (read-host "User" | get-aduser)
and not
 ($inp = read-host "User") | get-aduser

Another way to execute is
 get-aduser (read-host "User")
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