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Windows PowerShell in Action by Bruce Payette

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Chapter 2. The basics

2.1

Command concepts and terminology

27

2.2

Parsing and PowerShell

37

2.3

Pipelines and commands

45

2.4

Formatting and output

48

2.5

Summary

54

 

“Begin at the beginning,” the king said “and then go on till you come to the end, then stop.”

 
 --Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
 

Vizzini: Inconceivable!

Inigo: You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

 
 --William Goldman, The Princess Bride

Having read chapter 1, you have the history and rationale of PowerShell under your belt, and you’re ready to move on to the details of the PowerShell language and its environment. This chapter covers language details that are specific to PowerShell and how the PowerShell interpreter parses the commands you type. It also outlines ...

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