Echo equivalent in PowerShell for script testing

Echo equivalent in PowerShell for script testing

There are several ways:

Write-Host: Write directly to the console, not included in function/cmdlet output. Allows foreground and background colour to be set.

Write-Debug: Write directly to the console, if $DebugPreference set to Continue or Stop.

Write-Verbose: Write directly to the console, if $VerbosePreference set to Continue or Stop.

The latter is intended for extra optional information, Write-Debug for debugging (so would seem to fit in this case).

Additional: In PSH2 (at least) scripts using cmdlet binding will automatically get the -Verbose and -Debug switch parameters, locally enabling Write-Verbose and Write-Debug (i.e. overriding the preference variables) as compiled cmdlets and providers do.

Powershell has an alias mapping echo to Write-Output, so you can use:

echo filesizecounter : $filesizecounter

Echo equivalent in PowerShell for script testing

PowerShell interpolates, does it not?

In PHP

echo filesizecounter:  . $filesizecounter 

can also be written as:

echo filesizecounter: $filesizecounter 

In PowerShell something like this should suit your needs:

Write-Host filesizecounter: $filesizecounter

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