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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Third Edition by Don Jones and Jeffery Hicks

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Chapter 25. Additional random tips, tricks, and techniques

We’re nearing the end of your month of lunches, so we’d like to share a few extra tips and techniques to round out your education.

25.1. Profiles, prompts, and colors: customizing the shell

Every PowerShell session starts out the same: the same aliases, the same PSDrives, the same colors, and so forth. Why not make the shell a little bit more customized?

25.1.1. PowerShell profiles

We’ve explained before that there’s a difference between a PowerShell hosting application and the PowerShell engine itself. A hosting application, such as the console or the PowerShell ISE, is a way for you to send commands to the PowerShell engine. The engine executes your commands, and the hosting application ...

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