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

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Chapter 16. Working with providers, files, and CIM

This chapter covers

  • PowerShell providers
  • Files, text, and XML
  • Accessing COM objects
  • Using CIM

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, you’ll have to work with data at some time while using PowerShell. The great news is that PowerShell can work with data in about any format you care to name. The not-so-good news is that you’ll have to learn a bunch of new techniques to work with that data.

In this chapter, we’re going to concentrate on using PowerShell to

  • Work with flat files, including XML
  • Access COM objects
  • Use the Common Information Model (CIM) classes to perform administration ...

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