Q. How can I read computer names from a text file in PowerShell?

A. To read computer names from a text file, you use the Get-Content cmdlet, which will expect to see one computer name per line. That enables usage like this:

                              Get-EventLog -Log Security -Newest 20 -ComputerName (gc names.txt)

Note that gc is an alias for Get-Content. The parentheses force that command to execute first, and return its output to the -computerName parameter.

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