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  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell in Action

    Well folks, at long last, my book is almost done :-) Before it goes out for print, you can get electronic copies through Manning's early access program: http://www.manning.com/payette/ The early access program is a chance for readers to provide feedback on a book so the author can fix things...
  • Blog Post: Setting the console title to be your current working directory

    jmanning wrote: Also, given how common the request is, I'd ask Jeffrey to (pretty-please) also include in this post a prompt function that sets the title to include pwd. Ask and yea shall receive: function Prompt { $host.ui.RawUI.WindowTitle = $(get-location) "PS> " } If you want to...
  • Blog Post: Use of Preference Variables to control behavior of streams

    PSMDTAG:FAQ: Why don't I see output when I use Write-Verbose and Write-Debug? PSMDTAG:SHELL: Use of Preference Variables to control behavior of streams. In Windows PowerShell, the WRITE-XXX cmdlets merely sends things to a Named stream. You then have user-defined preferences for what to do when things...
  • Blog Post: Perserving Command History Across Sessions

    <Edited 7/2/2006 to add tags and Categories> Ben Winzenz didn't like the fact that Windows PowerShell did not maintain history lists between sessions ( http://winzenz.blogspot.com/2006/06/cool-mshpowershell-tidbit.html ) . We hear you Ben. Back to my least favorite phrase, "to ship is to choose...
  • Blog Post: The new TabExpansion feature...

    One of the nicest new features in the latest drop of Windows PowerShell is enhanced tab-completion. We now tab-complete properties on variables and parameters on cmdlets in addition to the old filename completion. But that's not the interesting part. The cool bit is that it's done through a user-definable...
  • Blog Post: Comparative Examples in MSH and KSH

    M ost shells (such as Windows CMD.EXE and the UNIX shells SH, KSH, CSH, and BASH) operate by executing a command or utility in a new process, and presenting the results (or errors) to the user as text. Text-based processing is the way in which system interaction is done with these shells. Over the years...
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