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

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Chapter 9. Module manifests and metadata

This chapter covers

  • Module folder structure
  • Module manifest structure and elements
  • Advanced module operations
  • Publishing a module

The world is my world: this is manifest in the fact that the limits of language (of that language which alone I understand) mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

In chapter 8, we introduced PowerShell modules and covered the basics needed for using and writing modules. The code in your module isn’t the full story. There needs to be a way to attach production-oriented metadata to your modules—it’s the difference between ad hoc and production scripting. Module manifests enable you to annotate and organize the pieces in more ...

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