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Hello.  I hate to post this here as I'm sure it's simple and have been searching, but I am finding how to create a simple directory using PowerShell syntax.

My issue, getting the syntax right to append a new directory to the end of 26 directories that are all the same, but the end folder varies as it's done by state, and there is a folder within.  So essentially I need a wildcard path and then be able to append a new directory say "Doctest" at the end of each line, each directory is basically:

c:\test\vtest\az
c:\test, vtest\mo
c:\test\vtest\hi,

for example.  

So that is the most symplistic.  The other possibility, the directories will be like :

c:\test\vtest\az\result
c:\test, vtest\mo\result
c:\test\vtest\result.  


But I really want it to be
c:\test\vtest\az\result\Doctest
c:\test, vtest\mo\result\Doctest
c:\test\vtest\result\Doctest


I am trying to use PowerShell for this and I am very, very new to PowerShell and would like to script this task (as a good place to start) rather than create these folders manually.

Thoughts?  Thanks.
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If you are sure about the end directory name is "Result" then you can use this code.. It will search all folders inside the C:\temp and if the end folder name is Result then it will create a folder inside it.
$Dir = Get-ChildItem C:\temp -Recurse | 
 ?{$_.PSIsContainer -and $_.Fullname -match "Result$"} |
	Select -ExpandProperty Fullname
$Dir | % {
	New-Item -ItemType Container -Path $_ -Name "Doctest" -Force
}

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If you are unsure about the end directory name the try this.. It will search all folders inside the C:\temp to find all end folder name and then create a folder inside it.
$Dir = Get-ChildItem "C:\Temp" -Recurse | 
  ? {$_.PSIsContainer -and `
  !(Get-ChildItem $_.Fullname | ?{$_.PSIsContainer})} |
	Select -ExpandProperty Fullname
$Dir | % {
New-Item -ItemType Container -Path $_ -Name "Doctest"
}

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by:jnordeng
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Awesome, thank you.  I will give this a try in the morning.  Appreciate the help.
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by:jnordeng
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Works well, so rather than modify and insert within the path is there a way (syntax) to plop on the end if the rest of the path is the same but the second to last is different?  Thanks.
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by:Subsun
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Second code should work that way right? if not can you provide an example of the directory structure?
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by:jnordeng
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Thanks for your help, did the trick, now to come up with other things to try and start working on PowerShell Scripting. ;)
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