# A Small but Useful PowerShell Script

I always keep this little PowerShell script handy for when I need to search my source code for instances of a particular word or phrase. Most modern IDEs have this kind of functionality built in, but you never know when you’ll have to work with a language or tool that isn’t quite as robust.

$search_path = "c:\Your\Search\Path\"$search_pattern = "YourSearchTerm"

clear

Get-ChildItem -recurse -include *.txt, *.cs $search_path |  Select-String -pattern$search_pattern |
Format-List -GroupBy Filename -Property LineNumber, Line