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Playing with the range operator

The range operator allows you to reference a range of numbers


is equivalent to


If you want anything other than numbers you’re stuck as the range operator only works with integers… 53 more words

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Typing variables

I was recently asked a question about typing variables after thinking about it came up with this demonstration.

Create a variable with an integer value… 263 more words

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Modifying text

I needed to modify some text somewhere in a file. The file looks like this

## start file
This is some text.

I want to change something. 180 more words

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Variable select

I was working on some code that accesses a SQL database this afternoon. I only needed to pull back a single column from a single row but which column to pull back is variable depending on other data. 164 more words

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Awkward file and folder names

Spent some time today dealing with a situation where there were special characters – namely [ ] in folder a file names

£> Get-ChildItem -Path C:\Test… 348 more words

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Event log dates

You can use Get-EventLog to query the event logs on you system

Get-EventLog -LogName System

One frequent task is to check if events occurred during a specific timespan. 96 more words

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Get your current powershell version: $PSVersionTable

The first command I run on any system that I have never touched before is: $PSVersionTable

This command will pull up the version of Powershell. On windows 7, if it’s anything below version 4, I first run an upgrade. 152 more words

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