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PowerShell script to only copy files with a particular created date,

Posted on 2014-07-17
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I have the below script which works fine to do the following.

The script will look in the D:\l\test\var\pmcli\spl\bcomerr directory and if it finds the value of 1 in character position 1 from line 2 onwards it will copy the file to D:\Temp directory and rename the file.

What I would like the script to do is to only copy files that have been created in the D:\l\test\var\pmcli\spl\bcomerr directory that have a created date the same as the run date of the script.

Many thanks

Luke

$SourceFolder = "D:\l\test\var\pmcli\spl\bcomerr"
$FileMask = "*.*"
$TargetFolder = "D:\Temp"
$Column = 1
$Char = "1"
$Column -= 1
ForEach ($FileItem In (Get-ChildItem -Path $SourceFolder -Filter $FileMask)) {
      "Processing '$($FileItem.Name)' ... " | Write-Host -NoNewLine
      $LineCount = 0
      $Moved = $False
      ForEach ($Line In (Get-Content -Path $FileItem.FullName)) {
            $LineCount += 1
            If (($LineCount -gt 1) -And ($Line.Length -gt $Column)) {
                  If ($Line.SubString($Column, 1) -eq $Char) {
                        $TimeStamp = Get-Date $FileItem.LastWriteTime -Format "yyyy-MM-dd_HH-mm-ss"
                        $DestinationName = "Completions_errors_" + $TimeStamp + $FileItem.Extension
                        Copy-Item -Path $FileItem.FullName -Destination (Join-Path $TargetFolder $DestinationName) -Force
                        $Moved = $True
                        #Break
                  }
            }
      }
      If ($Moved) {
            "'$($Char)' found in line $($LineCount), moved to '$DestinationName'." | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red
      } Else {
            "'$($Char)' not found." | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green
      }
}
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I just added an if condition to your current script, so it only does the other stuff if the files were created today.


$SourceFolder = "D:\l\test\var\pmcli\spl\bcomerr"
$FileMask = "*.*"
$TargetFolder = "D:\Temp"
$Column = 1
$Char = "1"
$Column -= 1
ForEach ($FileItem In (Get-ChildItem -Path $SourceFolder -Filter $FileMask)) {

if ($FileItem.CreationTime -ge (Get-Date -Format MM/dd/yyyy))
{
      "Processing '$($FileItem.Name)' ... " | Write-Host -NoNewLine
      $LineCount = 0
      $Moved = $False
      ForEach ($Line In (Get-Content -Path $FileItem.FullName)) {
            $LineCount += 1
            If (($LineCount -gt 1) -And ($Line.Length -gt $Column)) {
                  If ($Line.SubString($Column, 1) -eq $Char) {
                        $TimeStamp = Get-Date $FileItem.LastWriteTime -Format "yyyy-MM-dd_HH-mm-ss"
                        $DestinationName = "Completions_errors_" + $TimeStamp + $FileItem.Extension
                        Copy-Item -Path $FileItem.FullName -Destination (Join-Path $TargetFolder $DestinationName) -Force
                        $Moved = $True
                        #Break
                  }
            }
      }
      If ($Moved) {
            "'$($Char)' found in line $($LineCount), moved to '$DestinationName'." | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Red
      } Else {
            "'$($Char)' not found." | Write-Host -ForegroundColor Green
      }

}
} 

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