Chapter 31. Debugging tools and techniques

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the debugging methodology
  • Working with debugging cmdlets
  • Using breakpoints

Debugging is a difficult topic in any kind of computer system, and PowerShell is no exception. PowerShell provides decent tools for debugging, but those tools don’t make debugging magically easier. The trick with debugging, it turns out, is having an expectation of how things are supposed to work so that you can spot the place where they stop doing so.

For example, let’s say your car won’t start. Do you have any idea why? Do you know what’s supposed to be happening when you turn the key? If not, then you can’t debug the problem. If you know that the battery needs to be charged, your foot ...

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