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Converting the FileSystemObject's WriteBlankLines Method


Windows PowerShell


Definition: Adds a specified number of blank lines (newline characters) to a text file.

WriteBlankLines


To add a blank line in PowerShell, use either of these commands:


Add-Content c:\scripts\test2.txt -value ""


-or-


Add-Content c:\scripts\test2.txt -value "`n"


You can use the latter to add more than one blank line; this example adds three blank lines:


Add-Content c:\scripts\test2.txt -value "`n`n`n"


To add a lot of blank lines, you could simply put the command in a loop, looping through once for each blank line you want to add. This loop adds 5 blank lines:


for($i = 1; $i -lt 6; $i++)
{
    Add-Content c:\scripts\test2.txt -value "`n"
}


See conversions of other FileSystemObject methods and properties.
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