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I took a quick step back when too many parentheses started showing up. If you question the complexity of your quick snippet, you are probably right that there is a much simpler way to do things.

I wanted to get a trimmed message of the results of git status -s. As I worked on this snippet, I realized it was becoming way overcomplicated. 😆

$(((git status -s) -join ',') -split '')[0..20] -join ''

I knew my experimentation was going down the wrong road, so I took a quick step back to see what someone else did. Sure enough, Stack Overflow provided me a snippet.

$(((git status -s) -join ','))[0..20] -join ''     # returns the string '12345'

Moral of the story… there’s always someone smarter on Stack Overflow. 😆

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