Store and Output PowerShell commands to Text File


I want to take the results of a Powershell command e.g.

Get-ExchangeServer | select Name,AdminDisplayVersion

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And be able to store the RESULT (not the command) in a variable.

Then I want to APPEND that output to the bottom of a text file e.g. c:\temp\text-file-txt

How would I do such a thing?
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantAsked:
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NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:

Try this.
Get-ExchangeServer | select Name,AdminDisplayVersion | Out-File -append -filepath   c:\temp\text-file.txt

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You just assign a variable to the command's result:
$result = Get-ExchangeServer | Select-Object Name,AdminDisplayVersion
## Pure text, more eye candy than anything:
$result | Format-Table -AutoSize | Out-String -Width 1024 | Add-Content -Path C:\temp\text-file.txt
## Or save as csv:
$result | Export-Csv -NoTypeInformation -Path C:\temp\text-file.csv

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks All I'd arrived at

Get-ExchangeServer | select Name,AdminDisplayVersion | Out-File -FilePath C:\Temp\test-file.txt -Append -Encoding ASCII

Then I came back here to find two responses :)

oBdA: Will that append by default?
Add-Content will add by default, yes (and Set-Content overwrite).
Export-Csv will overwrite by default, since PS 3.0, -Append can be used, but only if the columns of the current csv file match exactly the properties of the objects to be exported (anything else wouldn't make much sense).
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Perfect Thanks
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