PowerShell TIP – Copy items excluding certain file extensions

Recently I was working on copying my work from one of my machine to another but wanted to excludes log files, report files and other text files.

I wanted all folder structure along with all my script files to remain intact, I achieved this by using below powershell code that I am sharing.

It will assist to those who want to achieve the same goal.

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$source = “c::\scripts”

$destination = “\\Hostname\c$\Scripts\”

$exclude = @(‘*.txt’,’*.log’,’*.csv’)  ########exclude these file extensions from copying.

 

Get-ChildItem $source -Recurse -Exclude $exclude | Copy-Item -Destination {Join-Path $destination $_.FullName.Substring($source.length)}  ##This will start copying & will preserve the folder structure.

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Join-Path is the key here that is helping in preserving the folder structure.

 

You can also use other logic to include only scripts files and maintain the folder hierarchy.

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$source = “c::\scripts”

$destination = “\\Hostname\c$\Scripts\”

$include = @(‘*.bat’,’*.ps1′,’*.py’)  ########include these file extensions

 

Get-ChildItem $source -Recurse -Include $include | Copy-Item -Destination {Join-Path $destination $_.FullName.Substring($source.length)}  ##This will start copying & will preserve the folder structure.

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You can use this small powershell code if you are in the same situation & want to just copy the files your desire.

 

Thanks for reading

Sukhija Vikas

http://SysCloudPro.com

 

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