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Learning PowerShell by Jonathan Hassell

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Chapter 2 The Basics of PowerShell

Welcome to Chapter 2 of Learning PowerShell. There is no avoiding it: it’s time to learn PowerShell, and by this, I mean learn how it’s structured and how to do some simple things. In this chapter, my main goal is to lay the foundation for PowerShell basics. This will be an important chapter, so don’t feel intimidated—or ashamed if you find yourself needing to read it a few times. Nothing wrong with that! I’ll hold your hand as we get started. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Some Terminology and Definitions

Before we go too far, we need to agree on a common vernacular. In PowerShell specific words mean very specific things, and sometimes you can use one word and in other times you can’t use the same word. ...

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