Inconsistent resolution of "."



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    Hi I'm sure this is quite simple in relation to some Regex nasties I've seen Can someone please explain how I include the "\" in the following unfinished statement please? - it doesn't like the "\" in it's current format if ($split -notmatch "^BUILTIN\users"){ Thanks in advance -- XXXX@XXXXX.COM

Re: Inconsistent resolution of "."

Postby Lee Holmes [MSFT] » Sun, 20 Aug 2006 08:44:38 GMT

Hi Alex;

You're running into a side-effect of this: 

In our Cmdlets, we can leverage your current PowerShell path to resolve 
relative paths.  The .Net framework has no concept of the current PowerShell 
working path, so it (rightly) uses the working directory of the Process.

This is simply something to be aware of when using relative paths with the 
.Net framework.

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