select-string searching for "[]"

by Dec 17, 2014


I want to use select-string to look for "![]" in a set of text files, but the error returned is: The string "[]" is not a valid regular expression: parsing "[]" – Unterminated [] set.

Get-ChildItem "somepath" -recurse | select-string -pattern "![]"

I believe it's interpreting [] in a different way.  I've tried placing the ` character in many different places in the command but it's not working.

Thanks for any help you can provide