How to clear contents of a File using PowerShell

Have you ever thought of clearing contents of a file from a command line? There is a PowerShell cmdlet you can use to clear contents of a file. Here are the examples:

To clear contents of a file:

  • Clear-Content C:\Temp\TestFile.txt

To clear contents of all files with the “.TXT” file extension:

  • Clear-Content -path * -filter *.TXT –force

Note: “Clear-Content” just clears the contents of a file. It doesn’t delete the file.

About Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services. He is specialized in Directory Services, Microsoft Clustering, Hyper-V, SQL and Exchange and has been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he offers technical help by writing tips and articles. Nirmal can be reached at [email protected].

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