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February, 2009

  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Converting to Array

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    When you run a PowerShell pipeline, that pipeline might return 0, 1 or many items. If you are assigning the results of that pipeline to a variable, you will get $null, 1 item or an array of items respectively. Sometimes, you won't care about the different...
  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Stopping Every Instance of PowerShell.exe (except the one I'm in)

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    Our Test Architect just dropped by my office and pitched me a PowerShell question with a nice, quick answer. He wanted to stop every process of a particular name, except for the instance that was running the script. You can do this in one nice pipeline...
  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    JAOO Talk

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    Last year I was delighted to be invited to give a talk at JAOO conference.  This is a great language conference.  The thing I was delighted to discover is that the while it had Microsoft content (AndersH gave one of the keynotes), the bulk of...
  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    #requires your scripts

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    Recently, I saw someone that had developed a script on the CTP3 drop and was then having trouble running it on v1 of PowerShell. Eventually it turned out that he was using v2 features in his script. Most of you know that we are trying to keep the next...
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    Diff between Windows PowerShell versions

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    PowerShell MVP Oisín Grehan has done a really good job in getting the diff between PowerShell releases. V1 and CTP3 http://www.nivot.org/2009/02/04/DifferencesBetweenPowerShell10RTMAndPowershell20CTP3Win7Beta.aspx CTP2 and CTP3 http://www.nivot...
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    Console Application (Non) Support in the ISE

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    There are some limitations on how the ISE interacts with console applications you need to be aware of, for apps like ftp and netsh. First of all, the ISE Runs console apps that don’t require user input just fine. For example, “ping www.microsoft.com”...
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