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Windows PowerShell in Action, Third Edition by Bruce Payette Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 1. Welcome to PowerShell

This chapter covers

  • Core concepts
  • Aliases and elastic systems
  • Parsing and PowerShell
  • Pipelines
  • Formatting and output

Vizzini: Inconceivable!

Inigo: You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

William Goldman, The Princess Bride

It may seem strange to start by welcoming you to PowerShell when PowerShell is ten years old (at the time of writing), is on its fifth version, and you’re reading the third edition of this book.

Note

PowerShell v6 is under development as we write this. The appendix covers the changes that this new version will introduce.

In reality the adoption of PowerShell is only now achieving significant momentum, meaning that to many ...

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