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Description

Work with INI files in PowerShell using hashtables.

Origin

This code was originally a blog post for Hey Scripting Guy

Use PowerShell to Work with Any INI File

The individual functions have been published to Miscrosoft's Script Gallery:

Examples

Create a Hashtable and save it to C:\settings.ini:

          
            PS> Import-Module PsIni
            PS> $Category1 = @{"Key1"="Value1";"Key2"="Value2"}
            PS> $Category2 = @{"Key1"="Value1";"Key2"="Value2"}
            PS> $NewINIContent = @{"Category1"=$Category1;"Category2"=$Category2}
            PS> Out-IniFile -InputObject $NewINIContent -FilePath "C:\settings.ini"
          
        

Results:

[Category1]
Key1=Value1
Key2=Value2

[Category2]
Key1=Value1
Key2=Value2

Returns the key "Key2" of the section "Category2" from the C:\settings.ini file:

          
            PS>$FileContent = Get-IniContent "C:\settings.ini"
            PS>$FileContent["Category2"]["Key2"]
            Value2
          
        

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