Counting the number of occurrences of a string or file in PowerShell

I always forget how to do this, and Aleksandar Nikolić posted a really beautiful answer on Powershell.com

For a file:

For a string:

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3 comments on “Counting the number of occurrences of a string or file in PowerShell
  1. Curtis says:

    I am a ‘newby’ with Powershell… exactly how does your ‘For a string:’ code work?
    Is there something missing that I need to infer.

  2. Anvesh M Patel says:

    Nice Article !
    This is my pleasure to read your article.
    Really this will help to people of SQL Server Community.

    I have also prepared one article about, Script to count number occurrences of string in SQL Server.
    You can also visit my article, your comments and reviews are most welcome.

    http://www.dbrnd.com/2016/02/sql-server-tsql-script-to-find-count-the-number-of-occurrences-of-a-string/

  3. Marc says:

    How can -split be used without an expression on the left. What’s it splitting??

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