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Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 3. Using the help system

In the first chapter of this book, we mentioned that discoverability is a key feature that makes graphical user interfaces (GUIs) easier to learn and use, and that command-line interfaces (CLIs) like PowerShell are often more difficult because they lack those discoverability features. In fact, PowerShell has fantastic discoverability features—but they’re not that obvious. One of the main discoverability features is its help system.

3.1. The help system: how you discover commands

Bear with us for a minute as we climb up on a soapbox and preach to you.

We work in an industry that doesn’t place a lot of emphasis on reading, although we do have an acronym, RTFM, that we cleverly pass along to users when we wish ...

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