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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Understanding the basics of cmdlets

In Chapter 1, you learned about using the various help utilities available that demonstrate how to use cmdlets. You looked at a couple of cmdlets that are helpful in finding out what commands are available and how to obtain information about them. In this section, you will learn some additional ways to use cmdlets in Windows PowerShell.

Tip

Typing long cmdlet names can be somewhat tedious. To simplify this process, type enough of the cmdlet name to uniquely distinguish it, and then press the Tab key on the keyboard. What is the result? Tab completion completes the cmdlet name for you. This also works with parameter names and other things you are entering (such as .NET objects, directories, registry keys, and ...

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