Background "jobs" and PowerShell

Background "jobs" and PowerShell

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A lot of people have asked whegther Windows PowerShell can do UNIX job handling.  The paraphrase an old management salesperson joke, "YES - YOU can do UNIX job handling with Windows PowerShell" (which means you have to do it yourself). 

Jim Truher shows you how in his latest blog entry:

Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/Aspen Architect
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NOTE: (Added January 5th, 2009) - PowerShell V2 has cmdlets to support asynchronous Jobs

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  • Now all we need is the ability to move jobs between the foreground and background. That is, to associate a given runspace with the console. :-)
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