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function log-file {
  param($message)
  Add-Content -path $logfile -Value "$(Get-Date) $message"
}

function ping-server {
  param($server)
  $ping = New-Object System.Net.NetworkInformation.Ping
  $ping.Send("$server")
}

log-file "Pinging server = " + (ping-server $server).status

How can I get the above to work with one line rather than doing this:

$pingable = (ping-server $server).status
log-file "Pinging server = $pingable"
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Try making this modification to the log-file function call

log-file $("Pinging server = " + (ping-server $server).status)
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