Sunday 11 November 2018

Do ... While command

The following PowerShell code is designed to be used as part of a larger script. My experience of Do ... While has typically been with installing/uninstalling applications where a script has exited before certain Processes have finished. This snippet creates a 10 second delay if the specified Process is found to be still running.

#A variable with the name of the Process is created
$ProcessName = "name_here"

Do {
    #Inside the 'Do' we have the action that should be taken if the Process is detected (so Sleep in this instance)
    Start-Sleep -Seconds 10

#Looks for the Process to see if it is running. Hides any errors such as the Process not running, so the script can continue
While (Get-Process $ProcessName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)

Do ... While command.ps1

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