As I already mentioned, PowerShell comes with a host of aliases right out of the box. Doing a quick check gets us a staggering number:
PS> (Get-Alias).Length 101
101 built-in aliases! Now that is what I call a lot. We can split those into three logical groups:
CMD.EXE compatibility aliases: A group of aliases aimed at providing similar, if not the same, commands experienced CMD.EXE users know
UNIX shell compatibility aliases: Aliases trying to emulate commands present in UNIX shells like bash
Convenience aliases: Shortcuts for most commonly used commands that can make your life easier
You have seen already the liberal use of dir, cd, copy, and so on in our examples so far. Those were not the real ...