PowerShell for Non-Noobs: Tracking 302’s


There are times I need to see what hops a URL takes along the way from what I type to what it shows in the address bar.  From a GUI, I just fire up Fiddler or HTTPWatch.  If I am trying to automate it, that’s a different story.


PS> $url =’http://microsoft.com’;


PS> $req = [system.net.webrequest]::create($url);


PS> $req.AllowAutoRedirect = $false;


PS> $res = $req.GetResponse();


PS> $res.Headers.Get(‘location’);
http://www.microsoft.com


PS> $res.Close();

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