Windows Powershell in Action by Bruce Payette, Richard Siddaway

By Bruce Payette, Richard Siddaway

"Bruce is a jogging encyclopedia of each reliable, undesirable, reliable, and wacky language concept that has been tried... this can be a e-book that in simple terms Bruce may have written."
--Jeffrey Snover, from the Foreword
"The nuances of PowerShell from the lead language fashion designer himself! first-class content material and simple readability!
--Keith Hill, software program Architect
"I love this book!"
--Scott Hanselman
PowerShell replaces cobbled-together assemblies of third-party administration instruments with a chic programming language and a strong scripting shell for the home windows atmosphere. within the culture of Manning's flooring breaking "In motion" sequence, this booklet comes from correct from the resource. home windows PowerShell in motion indicates you the way to construct scripts and utilities to automate method initiatives or create strong method administration instruments to address the day by day initiatives that force a home windows administrator's lifestyles. simply because it really is in keeping with the .NET platform, PowerShell can also be a robust software for builders and gear users.
Windows PowerShell in motion used to be written through Bruce Payette, one of many founding participants of the home windows PowerShell crew, co-designer of the PowerShell language and the imperative writer of the PowerShell language implementation. The e-book permits you to get the main out of the PowerShell atmosphere. utilizing many examples, either small and massive, this e-book illustrates the gains of the language and surroundings and indicates the way to compose these good points into strategies, quick and effectively.
This e-book is designed for a person who desires to examine PowerShell and use it good. instead of easily being a e-book of recipes to learn and follow, this publication grants the deep wisdom approximately how PowerShell works and the way to use it

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If you don’t understand everything when you read the examples, 25 don’t worry—we’ll revisit the material in later. In this chapter, we just want to cover the major concepts, and then focus on the details in subsequent chapters. Before digging into PowerShell concepts and terminology, let’s capture some first impressions of the language: What does the PowerShell language look like? Birdwatchers have to learn how to distinguish hundreds of different species of fast-moving little brown birds (or LBBs as they’re known).

Let’s sort by file length. You may remember from an earlier section how hard it would be to sort by file length if the output were just text. DUDE! WHERE’S MY CODE? 19 AUTHOR’S NOTE In fact, on a UNIX system, this sort command looks like: ls -l | sort -n -k 5 which, while pithy, is pretty opaque. Here’s what it’s doing. The -n option tells the sort function that you want to do a numeric sort. -k tells you which field you want to sort on. htm We need to set things up this way because ls produces unstructured strings.

In other words, it may not be a comma—it may be a period. Or it may not be present at all. It would be easier if you could just ask for the size of the files as a number in the first place. NET brings to PowerShell: self-describing data that can be easily inspected and manipulated without having to convert it to text until you really need to. NET framework. This brings to PowerShell a breadth of coverage rarely found in a new language. NET brings to the environment. Say we want to find out what day of the week December 13, 1974 was.

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