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Microsoft® Windows PowerShell™ Step By Step by Ed Wilson

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Working with Objects and Namespaces

Let's go back to the idea of a namespace introduced earlier in this chapter. You can think of a namespace as a way to organize or collect data related to similar items. Visualize an old-fashioned filing cabinet. Each drawer can represent a particular namespace. Inside this drawer are hanging folders that collect information related to a subset of what the drawer actually holds. For example, at home in my filing cabinet, I have a drawer reserved for information related to my woodworking tools. Inside this particular drawer are hanging folders for my table saw, my planer, my joiner, my dust collector, and so on. In the folder for the table saw is information about the motor, the blades, and the various accessories ...

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