PowerShell String Slicing

PowerShell and Python, both treat Strings as an array of characters, so we can use an array’s functionality called “slicing” on our strings to substring a string, which slices a piece of string from the original string.

Following are couple of ways to perform a substring of a string:

Using Range operator

String Slicing using Range Operator in PowerShell

Python String Slicing

In Python we Substring\slicing as a character array using range ':' operator

String Slicing using Range Operator in Python


PowerShell Substring() method

PowerShell on other hand also offers a SubString() method inbuilt into every string object which accepts starting index and length of substring like in the following examples:


Method Overload definitions of .SubString()

String Slicing using SubString() method



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