In bash script the backslash is use as escape sequence and even in Java programming.
But what's the equivalent of bash escape sequence in PowerShell?
Grave accent or back tick, which is found at the top left corner of the keybord below the "esc" key on some keyboard, This character "`" is the escape in PowerShell.
Write-host "This line is above `r`n and `r`n this line is below"
This line is above
this line is below
r is equal to carriage return character putting a backtick before r, `r tells PowerShell that r is not a character but a carriage return
n is a new line character putting a backtick before n, `n tells PowerShell that n is a new line character.
$ sign in PowerShell is to indicate a variable
But what if you need to display a dollar sign as a character and not as a special character to declare a variable. Then we need to escape the dollar sign by prefixing a backtick before the character.
write-host "The i-gadget is expensive it cost `$1500. OMG!"
Check out this MSDN link: About special characters - PowerShell
Cheers! Till next time.
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