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Grains of rice on a chess board

There is a story about the inventor of chess being rewarded by putting 1 grain of rice on the first square of the board; 2 on the second and so on. 81 more words

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Event Log Providers

An event log provider is writes to an event log. I’ve used WMI in the past to get these but while looking for somethign else discovered that Get-WinEvent can also find this information… 167 more words

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Count property

Its frequently said that PowerShell is so big that no one can know everything about it. I proved that today when I “discovered” a change in PowerShell of which I wasn’t aware. 204 more words

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foreach

I was asked about foreach today and responded with a description of who foreach-object works. Thinking about it I should have realised that part of the issue with foreach is the confusion that arises between foreach and foreach – – that is the difference between the foreach PowerShell statement and the foreach alias of the foreach-object cmdlet. 1,132 more words

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Can it -whatif

One of the nice things about PowerShell is that it can help you prevent mistakes. Many of the cmdlets that make changes to you system have a –whatif parameter that allows you to test your actions: 162 more words

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Select-Object or Where-Object

Both Select-Object and Where-Object (referred to by their aliases of select and where from now on) are both used to filter data.

It is important to know the way these 2 cmdlets are used. 154 more words

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Invoke-Item tips

Invoke-Item is another cmdlet that you don’t see used that often but there is one place where its invaluable – opening files. If you give Invoke-Item the path to a file… 68 more words

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