Get First Line of File in PowerShell

If we want to only get the first line of a file we can use the Get-Content cmdlet and pipe this to the Select-Object cmdlet and use the First parameter to retrieve one line.

Get-Content -Path "C:\file.txt" | Select-Object -First 1

Alternatively, this could also be done on an object

$content = Get-Content -Path "C:\file.txt"
$firstLine = Get-Content $content | Select-Object -First 1


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