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IF statement codeblock (NEWBIE ALERT!)

IF statement codeblock (NEWBIE ALERT!)

I am trying to get a Powershell script to run. It has an if block. When I keep the code block it executes on the same line like this...

If ($DirExists -eq $True) {New-Item ($DefaultPath + "\" + $DateCode) -Type Directory}

It executes fine. But I need to execute a few more lines so I tried this...

If ($DirExists -eq $True) {
New-Item ($DefaultPath + "\" + $DateCode) -Type Directory

and I get the prompt of....
>> New-Item ($DefaultPath + "\" + $DateCode) -Type Directory

I need to execute more than one line in the If statement.

Any ideas?


RE: IF statement codeblock (NEWBIE ALERT!)

First of all, you don't have to validate if $DirExists -eq $true. Just look for $DirExists. Second, you can assemble the path a little easier.

CODE --> PowerShell

if ($DirExists){ New-Item "$DefaultPath\$DateCode" -Type Directory # do more stuff here }

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RE: IF statement codeblock (NEWBIE ALERT!)

Here's what I get doing that...

PS C:\Users\Administrator> $DefaultPath = "C:\Temp"
PS C:\Users\Administrator> $DirExists = Test-Path $DefaultPath
PS C:\Users\Administrator>
PS C:\Users\Administrator> if ($DirExists){
>> New-Item "$DefaultPath\$DateCode" -Type Directory
>> # do more stuff here
>> }

Why do I get the ">>" prompt?
If I hit enter twice it then finishes the script.

RE: IF statement codeblock (NEWBIE ALERT!)

Oh yeah, I'm on v2.0 if that matters...
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RE: IF statement codeblock (NEWBIE ALERT!)

You get the >> because you're inside of something. You see the opening brack at the end of the if statement? You get the >> until you close that (which is done on the last line). That's expected.

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