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With the –split operator, you can split text at given locations. The operator expects a regular expression, so if you just want to split using plain text expressions, you need to escape your split text.
Here is an example that splits a path at the backslash:
$originalText = 'c:\windows\test\file.txt' $splitText = [RegEx]::Escape('\') $originalText -split $splitText
The result looks like this and is an array:
PS> $originalText -split $splitText c: windows test file.txt
Store it in a variable to access the individual array elements:
PS> $parts = $originalText -split $splitText PS> $parts c: PS> $parts[-1] file.txt