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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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6.4. Summary

In this chapter, you learned how to define and use aliases to help you in your daily shell use. Command aliases are a powerful tool and a productivity booster. They require little investment and yield huge returns once you start using them. Use them with care, though, so that you do not get into a situation where you pull the rug from beneath yourself by modifying the core commands that are used by both the shell and all utilities. I showed you several of the dangerous scenarios and demonstrated techniques of getting out of those situations, just in case you do get into trouble.

After that, I introduced the built-in shell aliases and how to use them to leverage your existing shell scripting skills acquired using the DOS or UNIX ...

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