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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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11.6. Summary

This chapter introduces the important concepts of shell hosts and custom shells. Providing facilities for easily embedding scripts in various programs is the key feature behind PowerShell that makes it the new system administration tool of choice for many products and solutions. We have gone through the mechanisms that the shell uses to interact with its host and the services the shell host offers to scripts and cmdlets. After that short introduction to the shell environment, we went on to explore how we can configure the most popular of the shell's settings.

The last two sections of the chapter, which deal with prompt strings and tab completions, showed some really advanced customizations. Digging into the harder stuff like tab ...

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