Chapter 4. Review: parameter binding and the PowerShell pipeline

Take traditional pipeline behavior from shells like Bash and Cmd.exe. Mix in Power-Shell’s unique object-oriented nature. Add a dash of Linux-style command parsing. The result? PowerShell’s pipeline, a fairly complex and deeply powerful tool for composing tools into administrative solutions. To be a toolmaker is to understand the pipeline at its most basic level, and to create tools that take full advantage of the pipeline. Although we covered these concepts in Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, in this chapter we’ll go deeper and focus on the pipeline as something to write for, rather than to just use.

4.1. Visualizing the pipeline

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