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Thats how they cut their pizza's. When the son would finish a pizza in its entirety the father would proudly proclaim. "I'm gladiate the whole thing." **note this may not be historically accurate, but since I didn't live back then, it might not be completely incorrect either.
I are a dinosaur and I, too, have avoided PowerShell.
Having said that, I do find myself using it.
Over time, I've seen scripting done in various tools: VBScript, PERL, etc... but PowerShell seems to be the emerging tool.
Last week, I had to find a method to get the amount of memory installed on a computer and store that value; I COULD have done it in VBScript with WMI, but PowerShell was available and not that difficult to use.
I Googles the various pieces: get the installed memory, how to store the value in the system I'm using... and put them together into a single entity... and it worked the first time I ran it.
All I know about powershell is that the Package manager console in VS uses it, and in Win7, I managed to completely break it when I had Update 5 installed. Win they upgraded us to Win10, the version of powershell installed with win10 (v5.n?) was evidently too new for vs2013, and we had to install powershell 2.0 to get the package manager console working.
That's all I want to know about powershell.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
You can learn as you go, so you don't really need to study it for weeks before you get to use it. I only use a subset of ps commands and it's been very useful for me. I would not tell someone I am a ps expert by any means, but that's what so good about it. You can use it as minimally or as advanced as your needs dictate.
PowerShell isn't without its syntactic quirks (which will make you pull your hair out until you understand them), but it's still worth learning IMO, especially if you currently do anything at the command prompt.
MS has built support for PS in just about every one of their products/services, and if you currently can't do something through some UI, then it's still probably feasible through PS.
Personally, I just love the idea of working with the same .NET objects in a script as you do with full-blown, compiled languages. This opens up a lot of possibilities. If anyone thinks PowerShell is just an alternative to the string manipulation offered by the various Linux shells (no matter how sophisticated this can get), you need to re-read what PS is really about.
Didn't like it at first because of the way it replaced my beloved Command Prompt in the right-click context menu and wouldn't run dir commands with standard options like /b and /s.
But it seems unavoidable, so recently I used it to write a script to download packages from our TeamCity builder, available as a tip on CodeProject, and have to admit I was pretty pleased with all the .NET power you get when using Powershell
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