Hey, PowerShell! I have a script that does certain management tasks based on the day of the week. I know how get the date in a script, but how can I tell whether it’s a Monday or a Tuesday or whatever?
This is very easy to do with Syste.Datetime class.
param ([system.datetime]$date = $([system.datetime]::now))
$dayofweek = $date.DayOfWeek
$intday = [int] $date.DayOfWeek
Write-Output “The day of given date is $dayofweek and numerical value of day is $intday”
Let’s see how this script works The script begins by assigning the date from commandline or current date to a variable named $date.
Next we use the DayofWeek property to determine the day of the week for given date DayofWeek is going to return one of the following value . This is [System.DayOfWeek] enum class values.
if you want the numerical value of this enum, you can convert it to integer by using the [int] type converter.