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  • Blog Post: Turning the dial to 11 with Custom TypeConverters

    If you are the sort of bloke that likes to turn the dial to 11, you should check out Abhishek's recent blog entry on Custom TypeConverters: http://abhishek225.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!13469C7B7CE6E911!191.entry Much of the power of Windows PowerShell comes from the type coercion capabilities of...
  • Blog Post: Get-Process Piped to Dir

    Did you know that you can pipe the output of Get-Process into dir? Don't believe it? Let me prove it: PS> Get-Process wi* Handles NPM(K) PM(K) WS(K) VM(M) CPU(s) Id ProcessName ------- ------ ----- ----- ----- ------ -- ----------- 95 4 1080 2892 32 0.30 536 wininit 126 3 1848 4612 41 1.11 640...
  • Blog Post: BaseName for FileInfo objects

    <Edited to add categories> In our active, responsive, and useful newsgroup Microsoft.Public.Windows.PowerShell (SELL SELL SELL :-) ), MVP Alex Angelopoulos recented posted the following: Although file extension changing is a common technique in administrative tasks, the System.IO.FileInfo...
  • Blog Post: Leveraging Windows PowerShell Type Extensions to get documentation

    After just a little use of Windows PowerShell, you quickly learn that you need to pipe objects in the GET-MEMBER utility to understand the capabilities of that object. Get-Member reflects against the object and shows you all of its methods and properties (more as well but that will be a different blog...
  • Blog Post: Base64 Encode/Decode a string

    Today I came across http://scripts.readify.net/ . This sight is focused on Monad and MSH and is starting a collection of scripts at: http://scripts.readify.net/Scripts.aspx . You should visit their site and let them know what type of scripts would be useful to you. I particularly liked their entry...
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