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Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette

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Appendix A. Comparing PowerShell to other languages

Most people will come to PowerShell with experience using other languages or shells, so in this appendix we’ll compare PowerShell to a number of common shells and languages people may know. We’ll spend most of our time on cmd.exe (the traditional Windows shell) and the UNIX shells. We’ll also look at a variety of issues that Perl, VBScript, and C# programmers may encounter. Along the way, we’ll introduce a number of handy techniques that will be of interest to the general PowerShell user.

Author’s Note

These sections are not strictly feature-by-feature comparisons. Rather, they are sets of hints and tips that I have gathered over the years based on questions that people have asked. They represent ...

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