# Variables without spaces at the end

I’m trying to write a very simple find/replace script in PowerShell but it needs to utilize some \$OctopusParameters. Whenever there is not a space at the end of the parameter it doesnt’ appear to be resolved

``````Write-Output "- > Path: " \$OctopusParameters['Octopus.Action[Deploy MyApp Admin].Package.CustomInstallationDirectory']
Foreach-Object {\$_ -replace "MyApp .local", "beta.MyApp.com"} |
``````

The problem is in the `Write-Output` the \$OctopusParameters is inserted correctly
In the `Get-Content` the \$OctopusParameters is inserted as a literal instead of evaluated because it has a \ at the end.

What I’m trying to do is build a path with the Octopus parameter being the first part.

Any suggestions would be apprechiated!

Hi Mitch,

Thanks for getting in touch!

In Powershell, if a variable is going to be only part of a string argument, you need to wrap it in quotes. However, the easiest way to get this to work would be to set a variable that contains the Octopus variable and use that in your `Set-Content` command. So for your script, try:

``````Write-Output "- > Path: " \$OctopusParameters['Octopus.Action[Deploy MyApp Admin].Package.CustomInstallationDirectory']