CHAPTER 5Variables, Arrays, and Hashtables

This chapter covers the use of variables, arrays, and hashtables. First, we will demonstrate how to work with variables in Windows PowerShell, including creating, setting, and removing variables. We will also take a brief look at different data types. Then we will move on to using arrays and hashtables in Windows PowerShell.

Variables in Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell, like most other scripting languages, stores values in variables. Variables are represented by single-word text strings that begin with the dollar sign ($). Windows PowerShell supports four types of variables: user-created, automatic, preference, and environment variables.

Working with Variables

The simplest way to create a ...

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