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Help redirecting powershell output to a text file

Posted on 2014-01-22
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Hello Experts,

For some reason this one is stumping me.  I have the following code that displays a message to the screen and I want it to write to a text file.

$x = 0
do
{
Write-Host "The count is "($x++)" right now"
} while ($x -le 100)

I've tried the following:

$x = 0
do
{
Write-Host "The count is "($x++)" right now" >> c:\text.txt
} while ($x -le 100)

and

$x = 0
do
{
Out-file "The count is "($x++)" right now" | c:\text.txt
} while ($x -le 100)

and

$x = 0
do
{
Write-Host "The count is "($x++)" right now" | out-file c:\test.txt
} while ($x -le 100)

What am I missing?
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Question by:ndalmolin_13
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do {$x++;"$x" >> test.txt } while ($X -le 10)
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by:ndalmolin_13
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That did the trick.  Thanks for the quick reply.
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
ID: 39800177
$x = 0
do
{
++$x;
"The count is $x right now" | Add-Content  c:\temp\rahman2.txt
} while ($x -le 100)
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by:pony10us
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You can't use write-host as it doesn't return any objects. It simply sends them to the host.
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