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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones

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Chapter 6. Objects: just data by another name

We’re going to do something a little different in this chapter. I find that PowerShell’s use of objects can be one of its most confusing elements, but at the same time it’s also one of the shell’s most critical concepts, affecting everything you do in the shell. I’ve tried different explanations over the years, and I’ve settled on a couple that each work well for distinctly different audiences. So, if you have some programming experience and are comfortable with the concept of objects, I want you to skip to section 6.2. If you don’t have a programming background, and haven’t programmed or scripted with objects before, start with section 6.1 and read straight through.

6.1. What are objects?

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