Powershell remove HTML tags in inline content

I have a large HTML data string split into small chunks. I'm trying to write a PowerShell script to remove all HTML tags, but I'm having a hard time finding the correct regex pattern.

Example line:

<p>This is an example</br>of various <span style="color: #445444">html content</span>


I tried using:

$string -replace '\<([^\)]+)\>',''


It works with simple examples, but the ones above will capture the entire line.

Any suggestions on the best way to achieve this?

Thank you in advance


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2 answers

For a pure regex, it should be as simple as <[^>]+>


$string -replace '<[^>]+>',''


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Note that this may end up with some HTML comments or tag content <pre>


You can use the HTML Agility Pack instead , which is for use in .Net code, and I've used it successfully in PowerShell:

Add-Type -Path 'C:\packages\HtmlAgilityPack.1.4.6\lib\Net40-client\HtmlAgilityPack.dll'

$doc = New-Object HtmlAgilityPack.HtmlDocument


HTML Agility Pack works well with imperfect HTML.



You can try this:

$string -replace '<.*?>',''




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