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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 25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques

We’re nearing the end of your “month of lunches,” and the next chapter is your final exam, where you’ll tackle a complete administrative task from scratch. Before you do, we’d like to share a few extra tips and techniques to round out your education.

25.1. Profiles, prompts, and colors: customizing the shell

Every PowerShell session starts out the same: the same aliases, the same PSDrives, the same colors, and so forth. Why not make the shell a little bit more customized?

25.1.1. PowerShell profiles

We’ve explained before that there’s a difference between a PowerShell hosting application and the PowerShell engine itself. A hosting application, such as the console or the PowerShell ...

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