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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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7.5. Summary

Providers are a wonderful mechanism of abstracting all types of interaction with the outside world. In this chapter, you learned to register and use newly created drives to make paths shorter and save keystrokes. We then explored the built-in providers and their capabilities. Having an idea about what capabilities are supported in a provider helps you to know which cmdlets can be used on items that reside inside drives registered from that provider.

Taking the time to make yourself comfortable with using the default providers is definitely worth the effort. In Chapter 10, we will be using the Certificate provider to get information about registered certificates when we are signing our scripts. Chapter 21 discusses the PowerShell ...

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