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 PostPost subject: Windows Powershell        Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:32 pm 
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I'm just wondering if anyone has come across or used "Windows Powershell"?
I have started using it, I'm getting quite good :P
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Windows Powershell

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Developed by Microsoft Corporation
Initial release November 14, 2006
Latest release 1.0 / 14 November 2006; 769 days ago
Preview release 2.0 CTP2 / 02 May 2008; 234 days ago
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Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Platform x86, x86-64 and Itanium
Available in Multilingual
Development status Active
Type Operating system shell
License MS-EULA
Website Windows PowerShell

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Windows PowerShell is an extensible command-line shell and associated scripting language from Microsoft. It was released in 2006 and is currently available for Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and is included in Windows Server 2008 as an optional feature.

Windows PowerShell integrates with the Microsoft .NET Framework and provides an environment to perform administrative tasks by execution of cmdlets (pronounced commandlets) which are specialized .NET classes implementing a particular operation, scripts which are composition of cmdlets along with imperative logic, executables which are standalone applications, or by instantiating regular .NET classes.[4][5] These work by accessing data in different data stores, like filesystem or registry, which are made available to the PowerShell runtime via Windows PowerShell providers.

Windows PowerShell also provides a hosting mechanism with which the Windows PowerShell runtime can be embedded inside other applications, which can then leverage Windows PowerShell functionality to implement certain operations, including those exposed via the graphical interface. This capability has been utilized by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007[4][6] to expose its management functionality as PowerShell cmdlets and providers and implement the graphical management tools as PowerShell hosts which invoke the necessary cmdlets. Other Microsoft applications including Microsoft SQL Server 2008[7] also expose their management interface via PowerShell cmdlets. In the future, graphical interface-based management applications on Windows will be layered on top of Windows PowerShell.

Windows PowerShell includes its own extensive, console-based help, reminiscent of man pages in Unix shells. The help topics include help for cmdlets, providers, and concepts in PowerShell. To see the help, use the Get-Help cmdlet. Online help for Windows PowerShell is updated


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Powershell        Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:07 pm 
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I use it all the time - I was a beta participant :)
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Powershell        Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:30 am 
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It's great. Love it!

ct2k7, more like it's taken over cmd. :P


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Powershell        Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:53 am 
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Saarineames wrote:
It's great. Love it!

ct2k7, more like it's taken over cmd. :P

I can make powershell open windows media player and make it play what every I want...
Here is the code:
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cls
$song = "PUT SONG HERE"
$band = "PUT BAND HERE"
$player = New-Object -com wmplayer.ocx
$playlist = $player.mediaCollection.getbyAuthor($band)
$player.openPlayer($playlist.item(SONG NUMBER ON THE PLAYLIST-BE CAREFUL, THE NUMBER AS TO BE ONE LESS THAN THE SPECIFIED SONG IN THE PLAYLIST).sourceurl)
echo Now Playing:$song by $band


You could also change the "getby" value, you could play it by album or song.
Also, the number for the song has to be one less because there is a "0". The "0" will play Playlist item 1, item 1 will play 2,etc

EDIT: I don't know if it works on Vista though. Try it....


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I think it is fair to say I am a GUI whore, I cannot stand using command lines any more than I have to (probably the main reason I am not keen on Linux)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Powershell        Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:02 am 
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Shane wrote:
I think it is fair to say I am a GUI whore, I cannot stand using command lines any more than I have to (probably the main reason I am not keen on Linux)


i guess i would also be a gui whore, its almost always faster than command line (most of the time) and its MUCH simpler. after all which would you rather use, a text based game or grand theft auto 4?


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Shane wrote:
I think it is fair to say I am a GUI whore, I cannot stand using command lines any more than I have to (probably the main reason I am not keen on Linux)


i guess i would also be a gui whore, its almost always faster than command line (most of the time) and its MUCH simpler. after all which would you rather use, a text based game or grand theft auto 4?


I play text-based games!

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zamadatix wrote:
after all which would you rather use, a text based game or grand theft auto 4?


Depends on your mood. :)

I'm about 60/40 with gui/cmd. I switch it up constantly, but I often get sick of reaching and clicking. Things might change if I get that new Logitech mouse for the holidays!


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which mouse are you planning to get? i might be getting a jogitech g15 keybord


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i like it replacement for cmd and the best part you can paste some letter


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i like it replacement for cmd and the best part you can paste some letter

You can paste into command prompt too, you just need to right click (opposite if your mouse is in lefty mode) and click paste...


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hmm dont know on xp it dosen't show menu right click on cmd i dont remember :?


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which mouse are you planning to get? i might be getting a jogitech g15 keybord


Oh, nice!

Logitech MX Revolution. Always wanted one, but never felt justified paying so much money for a mouse, even though I had seen it on special for a somewhat decent price. So, the time has come... hopefully. (yn)


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hmm dont know on xp it dosen't show menu right click on cmd i dont remember :?


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This option makes the command prompt behave more like it did in Windows 2000.

1. Open the command prompt by either clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt, or by clicking Start, Run then typing in "cmd" and pressing enter.
2. Click on the C:\ icon in the top left and select Defaults.
3. Place a check in Quick Edit Mode and click OK.

Now you can copy text by highlighting it with the left mouse button then clicking the right mouse button. To paste, click the right mouse button again.


from http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/124/1/Command-Prompt--Quick-edit-mode


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jeremydd wrote:
hmm dont know on xp it dosen't show menu right click on cmd i dont remember :?


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This option makes the command prompt behave more like it did in Windows 2000.

1. Open the command prompt by either clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt, or by clicking Start, Run then typing in "cmd" and pressing enter.
2. Click on the C:\ icon in the top left and select Defaults.
3. Place a check in Quick Edit Mode and click OK.

Now you can copy text by highlighting it with the left mouse button then clicking the right mouse button. To paste, click the right mouse button again.


from http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/124/1/Command-Prompt--Quick-edit-mode


thanks i know now how to paste it on cmd thanks to you :idea: and merry christmas


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Shane wrote:
I think it is fair to say I am a GUI whore, I cannot stand using command lines any more than I have to (probably the main reason I am not keen on Linux)

Hell's bells, I'm the opposite - I do much of my launching of programs using a command line.

That said; I have't had much reason to do anything with PowerShell, so I've not done much more than open it and issue a few simple commands to see how it executed them.

By the way, where did the graphical PowerShell go in Windows 7 (7000)?

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Shane wrote:
I think it is fair to say I am a GUI whore, I cannot stand using command lines any more than I have to (probably the main reason I am not keen on Linux)

Hell's bells, I'm the opposite - I do much of my launching of programs using a command line.

That said; I have't had much reason to do anything with PowerShell, so I've not done much more than open it and issue a few simple commands to see how it executed them.

By the way, where did the graphical PowerShell go in Windows 7 (7000)?

I prefer the command-line one to the GUI one. It looks messy and sort of put together in 5 minutes.


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Shane wrote:
I think it is fair to say I am a GUI whore, I cannot stand using command lines any more than I have to (probably the main reason I am not keen on Linux)

Hell's bells, I'm the opposite - I do much of my launching of programs using a command line.

That said; I have't had much reason to do anything with PowerShell, so I've not done much more than open it and issue a few simple commands to see how it executed them.

By the way, where did the graphical PowerShell go in Windows 7 (7000)?

I prefer the command-line one to the GUI one. It looks messy and sort of put together in 5 minutes.

Yeah, I understand that - but it's not there; I'd've thought it would be.

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To people who want to dig in the start menu: It's in \Accessories\Windows PowerShell


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