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# Removing Duplicate words from lines in a power shell

Posted on 2015-02-23
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Hi

I am trying to find away to remove Duplicate words from a text file using Powershell

Name1 PC1234 PC1234 start Tue 2/17 6:53
Name2 PC5678 PC5678 start Tue 2/17 7:51

What I would like is

Name1 PC1234 start Tue 2/17 6:53
Name2 PC5678 start Tue 2/17 7:51

I have managed to get it working using the following but I would like to be able to open a .txt file remove the duplicate on all lines and right the content back to a new file.

$text= "Name1 PC1234 PC1234 start Tue 2/17 6:53"$text.Length
$text.remove(14)  Thank you of your help 0 Question by:Si Walton 5 Comments LVL 53 Expert Comment ID: 40626292 Might not be a solution that your looking for, but the easiest way to accomplish this is in Excel and using the remove duplicate button. Will. 0 LVL 83 Accepted Solution oBdA earned 250 total points ID: 40626329 So the third column is always a copy of the second? This will remove the third column: Get-Content C:\Temp\in.txt | % {$_.Split(" ")[0..1+3..($_.Length -1)] -join " "} | Set-Content C:\Temp\out.txt  0 LVL 1 Author Comment ID: 40627722 Hi oBda Almost there and I understand the$_.Split

How would I be able to get the code to ignore the 1st line in the text file.

Keep this text
Name1 PC1234 PC1234 start Tue 2/17 6:53
Name2 PC5678 PC5678 start Tue 2/17 7:51

Thank you

Si
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Qlemo earned 250 total points
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$( Get-Content C:\Temp\in.txt | select -First 1 Get-Content C:\Temp\in.txt | select -Skip 1 | % {$_.Split(" ")[0..1+3..(\$_.Length -1)] -join " "}
) | Set-Content C:\Temp\out.txt

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Hi oBda and Qlemo

Thank you the solutions worked perfectly

Si
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