ruslander ruslander - 21 days ago 10
C# Question

What is the Linq.First equivalent in PowerShell?

The snippet below detects from a list of files which of them is a Directory on Ftp

as C# it will be like below

var files = new List<string>(){"App_Data", "bin", "Content"};
var line = "drwxr-xr-x 1 ftp ftp 0 Mar 18 22:41 App_Data"
var dir = files.First(x => line.EndsWith(x));


How I can transalte the last line in PowerShell ?

Answer

Something like this...

$files = @("App_Data", "bin", "Content")
$line = "drwxr-xr-x 1 ftp ftp              0 Mar 18 22:41 App_Data"
$dir = $files | Where { $line.EndsWith($_) } | Select -First 1

These versions of the last line would all accomplish the same:

$dir = @($files | Where { $line.EndsWith($_) })[0]

$dir = $files | Where { $line.EndsWith($_) } | Select -index 0

$dir = $files | Where { $line.EndsWith($_) } | Select -First 1