Working with arrays and hash tables

Like many other scripting and programming languages, Windows PowerShell allows you to work with arrays and hash tables. An array is a collection of values that can be stored in a single object. A hash table is also known as an associative array, and is a dictionary that stores a set of key-value pairs. You'll need to have a good grasp of arrays so that you can effectively manage objects in bulk and gain maximum efficiency in the shell. In this recipe, we'll take a look at how we can use both types of arrays to store and retrieve data.

How to do it...

You can initialize an array that stores a set of items by assigning multiple values to a variable. All you need to do is separate each value with a comma. The following ...

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