Can someone assist me with this? I'm pretty fresh to powershell but I enjoy playing with it. Can someone please tell me why this command wont work? It's driving me bonkers.
Remove-Item -path $path13 -force -recurse -whatif
This is the error I get. It's like it doesn't quite understand that the $path13 isn't a command, it's the path. I don't necessarily need to use these variables but I would like to learn why it's not working.
I could plug in the address directly and it works just fine.
C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\* : The term 'C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\*' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.At C:\Users\rshaw\Desktop\SCRIPTS\DskCleanup101318\dskcleanup001.ps1:13 char:11+ $path13 = C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\*+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\*:String) , CommandNotFoundException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException Remove-Item : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'Path' because it is null.At C:\Users\rshaw\Desktop\SCRIPTS\DskCleanup101318\dskcleanup001.ps1:23 char:19+ Remove-Item -path $path13 -force -recurse -whatif+ ~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:) [Remove-Item], ParameterBindingValidationException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand
Put your path in quotes so that it actually parses as a string.
$path13 = "c:\users\*\AppData\Local\temp\*"
Your Script looks fine and works for me. I believe you are just running into an issue with environment variables or aliases.
Try another PC or using PowerShell ISE.
You the man Jonathan! That was my problem. For anyone else not clear on the answer, the information I gave was actually correct. The information I left out was wrong. This is what I had:
$path13 = C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\*
This is what it should have been:
$path13 = "C:\Users\*\Appdata\Local\Temp\*"