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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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21.2. File System Utilities

Working with files and folders usually occupies most of our time in the shell. Naturally, PSCX provides several enhancements that make that experience more enjoyable.

21.2.1. Navigation Helpers

The navigation support in PowerShell is somewhat poor when compared to the support found in UNIX shells. I, as a user, have long been annoyed by the lack of support for the cd - command, the fastest way to return to the previous folder you were visiting. People used to cmd.exe's handling of the cd command may be used to cd.. (no space between cd and ..) and may be ticked by the fact that it does not work in PowerShell. PSCX solves these problems by creating its own cd function that replaces the original version. The new function ...

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