Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference

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This portable reference to Windows PowerShell 3.0 summarizes the command shell and scripting language, and provides a concise reference to the many tasks that make PowerShell so useful. If you’re a busy Windows administrator, and don’t have time to plow through huge books or search online, this is the ideal on-the-job tool.

Written by Microsoft PowerShell team member Lee Holmes, and excerpted from his Windows PowerShell Cookbook, this edition offers up-to-date coverage of ...

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Overview

This portable reference to Windows PowerShell 3.0 summarizes the command shell and scripting language, and provides a concise reference to the many tasks that make PowerShell so useful. If you’re a busy Windows administrator, and don’t have time to plow through huge books or search online, this is the ideal on-the-job tool.

Written by Microsoft PowerShell team member Lee Holmes, and excerpted from his Windows PowerShell Cookbook, this edition offers up-to-date coverage of PowerShell 3.0. You’ll find information on the .NET classes and legacy tools you need to manage your system, along with chapters on how to write scripts, manage errors, and format output.

Beginning with a guided tour of Windows PowerShell, this handy guide covers:

  • PowerShell language and environment
  • Regular expression reference
  • XPath quick reference
  • .NET string formatting
  • .NET DateTime formatting
  • Selected .NET classes and their uses
  • WMI reference
  • Selected COM objects and their uses
  • Selected events and their uses
  • Standard PowerShell verbs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449320966
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 513,086
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Holmes is a developer on the Microsoft Windows PowerShell team, and has been an authoritative source of information about PowerShell since its earliest betas. His vast experience with Windows PowerShell enables him to integrate both the 'how' and the 'why' into discussions. Lee's involvement with the PowerShell and administration community (via newsgroups, mailing lists, and blogs) gives him a great deal of insight into the problems faced by all levels of administrators and PowerShell users alike.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
A Guided Tour of Windows PowerShell;
Introduction;
An Interactive Shell;
Structured Commands (Cmdlets);
Deep Integration of Objects;
Administrators as First-Class Users;
Composable Commands;
Techniques to Protect You from Yourself;
Common Discovery Commands;
Ubiquitous Scripting;
Ad Hoc Development;
Bridging Technologies;
Namespace Navigation Through Providers;
Much, Much More;
Chapter 1: PowerShell Language and Environment;
1.1 Commands and Expressions;
1.2 Comments;
1.3 Help Comments;
1.4 Variables;
1.5 Booleans;
1.6 Strings;
1.7 Numbers;
1.8 Arrays and Lists;
1.9 Hashtables (Associative Arrays);
1.10 XML;
1.11 Simple Operators;
1.12 Comparison Operators;
1.13 Conditional Statements;
1.14 Looping Statements;
1.15 Working with the .NET Framework;
1.16 Writing Scripts, Reusing Functionality;
1.17 Managing Errors;
1.18 Formatting Output;
1.19 Capturing Output;
1.20 Common Customization Points;
Chapter 2: Regular Expression Reference;
Chapter 3: XPath Quick Reference;
Chapter 4: .NET String Formatting;
4.1 String Formatting Syntax;
4.2 Standard Numeric Format Strings;
4.3 Custom Numeric Format Strings;
Chapter 5: .NET DateTime Formatting;
5.1 Custom DateTime Format Strings;
Chapter 6: Selected .NET Classes and Their Uses;
Chapter 7: WMI Reference;
Chapter 8: Selected COM Objects and Their Uses;
Chapter 9: Selected Events and Their Uses;
Chapter 10: Standard PowerShell Verbs;

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