PoshTip #45 – How to get the number of lines of a file?

Below is one of the ways to get the number of lines from a file:

PS > Get-Content -Path "C:\DefaultStartMenu.xml" | Measure-Object -Line

Lines Words Characters Property
----- ----- ---------- --------

Use the Get-Content cmdlet to read your file and count the number of lines with the Measure-Object cmdlet. The command and output are shown in the following figure:


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