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In the following function in powershell how can I write to console and write to the file $filename ?

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Hello,

in the following function, how to use the redirection in order to write to the file - the file is created - $filename ?

my files are always empty.

here's my function

function Get_Tshr_WhatTestingMachineHasTester( [string[]]$arrayOfMachinesNames= $(Get_tshr_MachinesNames_OutOfDataFile_InArray) ) 
{

    $filename = "testersOnMachines" + $(get-date -Format yyyy-MM-dd_HH_mm_ss) 
    
    $toto = New-Item -Path c:\temp\testersIE -name $filename -ItemType file
    
	foreach($aHostName in $arrayOfMachinesNames) 
    { 
        
         $sw = [Diagnostics.Stopwatch]::StartNew()

         if(Test-Connection $aHostName -Count 1 -Quiet) {
            Get_Tshr_InfosOnTesterMachineUser($aHostName)
         }
         else{
            Write-Host "host :" $aHostName " n'est pas atteignable"
         }
        
         $sw.Stop()
         Write-Host "time-elapsed : " -NoNewline >> $toto
         Write-Host $sw.Elapsed  -ForegroundColor Cyan

	}
}

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thanks in advance.
toshi
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by:Christopher Jay Wolff
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I believe you have to use the Out-File commandlet as shown in the help screen snipet below for a output to a file.  Have to go so could look at your code example specifically later, but maybe this gets you going.

PS Help Screen for Out-File.
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Qlemo earned 500 total points
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Write-Host is a console-only cmdlet, not allowing redirection. I recommend to replace
         Write-Host "time-elapsed : " -NoNewline >> $toto
         Write-Host $sw.Elapsed  -ForegroundColor Cyan

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with
         Out-File -InputObject "time-elapsed : $($sw.Elapsed)" -Append $toto

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If you want/need to, use a similar command for the "not available" message en france.
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by:toshi_
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Thanks a lot ,
your solution does write to the file.

toshi.
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