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Learn PowerShell Scripting in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 14. Simple help: making a comment

One of the things we all love about PowerShell is its help system. Like Linux’s man pages, PowerShell’s help files can provide a wealth of information, examples, instructions, and more. So we definitely want to provide help with the tools we create—and you should, too. You have two ways of doing so. First, you can write full PowerShell help that consists of external, XML-formatted Microsoft Assistance Markup Language (MAML) files, which can even include versions for different languages. This is an advanced topic that we won’t cover in this book. In fact, with the advent of modules like PlatyPS, you won’t ever have to learn MAML. For now, we’re going to use the simpler, single-language, comment-based ...

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