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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Windows PowerShell cmdlet naming helps you learn

One of the great things about Windows PowerShell is the verb-noun naming convention. In Windows PowerShell, the verbs indicate an action to perform, such as set to make a change or get to retrieve a value. The noun indicates the item with which to work, such as a process or a service. By mastering the verb-noun naming convention, you can quickly hypothesize what a prospective command might be called. For example, if you need to obtain information about a process, and you know that Windows PowerShell uses the verb get to retrieve information, you can surmise that the command might be called Get-Process. To obtain information about services, you could try Get-Service, and once again you would be ...

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