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Good day, I want to mix all the words between them, but my method with `@content.Split ` and `replace` seems doesn't change too many words between them. Can anyone help me?

What I have tried:

$fileName = "C:\Folder1\file.txt"
  $newfilename = "C:\Folder1\newfile.txt"
  # Get content of file
  $content = Get-Content -Path $fileName -Raw -Encoding UTF8
  $words = (((($content.Split(" ")).Replace(".","")).Replace(",","")).Replace("`n",""))
  #Define function
  Function Create-Words {
      $script:word1 = Get-Random -InputObject $words # get first random word from word list
      $script:word2 = Get-Random -InputObject $words  # get second random word from word list
      Write-Host "First word: " $script:word1 -ForegroundColor Green # write output word1
      Write-Host "Second word: " $script:word2 -ForegroundColor Magenta # write output of word2
  }
  # Execute function
  Create-Words
  # Replace random word1 with random word2 and write file
  $content.Replace("$word1", "$word2") | Out-File -FilePath "$newfilename" -force
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Updated 20-May-21 7:28am
Comments
Richard MacCutchan 18-May-21 11:38am    
The code replaces one random word with another chosen at random. So it depends on the number of occurrences of that word. If you want more changes then create a loop.
Richard MacCutchan 18-May-21 11:50am    
You also have the problem that your replacements will be string based not word. So for example in the text:
The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain.

changing 'in' to 'custard' will give you
The racustard custard Spacustard falls macustardly custard the placustard.
Richard Deeming 20-May-21 12:22pm    
Mmmmm, macustardly custard! 🤣
Richard MacCutchan 20-May-21 12:25pm    
:laugh:

1 solution

PowerShell
<pre> ((Get-Content -Path C:\Folder1\file.txt -Raw ) -split "\s+" | 
     Sort-Object {Get-Random} ) -join ' ' |
         Out-File -FilePath C:\Folder1\NewFile.txt
 
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Dimiter2011 2-Nov-21 13:43pm    
Thanks Rob. Works like a charm.
((Get-Content .\p.txt -Raw ) -split "\s+" | Sort-Object {Get-Random} ) -join ' ' | Out-File .\pNew.txt

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