2010/08/03

Powershell - How to use a config file (ini, conf,…) with a Powershell Script ? Is it possible ?

Is it possible to use a configuration file with a PowerShell script ?
for example, the configuration file:
#links
link1=http://www.google.com
link2=http://www.apple.com
link3=http://www.microsoft.com

and then call this information in the PS1 script:
start-process iexplore.exe $Link1

thanks in advance for your help!!

Your answers put me on the good track and I found this

SETTINGS.TXT
#from http://tlingenf.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!B1B09F516B5BAEBF!213.entry
#
[General]
MySetting1=value

[Locations]
InputFile="C:\Users.txt"
OutputFile="C:\output.log"

[Other]
WaitForTime=20
VerboseLogging=True

POWERSHELL COMMAND
#from http://tlingenf.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!B1B09F516B5BAEBF!213.entry
#
Get-Content "C:\settings.txt" | foreach-object -begin {[email protected]{}} -process { $k = [regex]::split($_,'='); if(($k[0].CompareTo("") -ne 0) -and ($k[0].StartsWith("[") -ne $True)) { $h.Add($k[0], $k[1]) } }

then

After executing the code snippet, a variable ($h) will contain the values in a HashTable.
Name                           Value
----                           -----
MySetting1                     value
VerboseLogging                 True
WaitForTime                    20
OutputFile                     "C:\output.log"
InputFile                      "C:\Users.txt"

*To get an item from the table use the command $h.Get_Item("MySetting1").*

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