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How to avoid line breaks for Powershell custom scripts used with an EXE/Script sensor?



The values given back by custom EXE/Script sensors may not contain any line breaks, otherwise the sensor will not be able to process them correctly.

How do I avoid line breaks when using a Powershell script with PRTG?

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Created on Nov 3, 2010 2:48:30 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Powershell seems to perform automatic word wrapping when executed on the command line like

Powershell -file script.ps1 > output.txt

In order to avoid automatic line breaks, please start your Powershell scripts with the following line:

$host.UI.RawUI.BufferSize = new-object System.Management.Automation.Host.Size(512,50)

Created on Nov 3, 2010 2:51:20 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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