Dealing with pipeline data
Since commands on the pipeline have access to object properties, several general-purpose cmdlets exist to perform common operations. Since these cmdlets can work with any kind of object, they use
Object as the noun (you remember the Verb-Noun naming convention for cmdlets, right?).
To find the list of these cmdlets, we can use the
ft is an alias for the
Format-Table cmdlet, which I'm using here to get the display to fit more nicely on the screen. It will be covered in depth in Chapter 5, Formatting Output.
Where-Object cmdlets are some of the most used cmdlets in ...