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Get wireless networks

I saw a question on how to get wireless networks which got me thinking about string handling and working with legacy command line utilities. I also...

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Brackets in file names

If you have brackets – [ or ] – in your file name you can see problems working with the file name. This is how to deal with brackets in file names....

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PowerShell 7

A recent post - https://devblogs.microsoft.com/powershell/the-next-release-of-powershell-powershell-7/  – on the PowerShell team blog states...

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Copy-Item

Copy-Item seems to cause problems for many users. I’ve written an article on the use of Copy-Item that you may find useful -...

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Read-Host

Read-Host enables you to prompt for input for your functions and scripts. For instance I see a lot of examples of this sort of code: $group =...

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PSTempDrive

The release of PowerShell v6.2 release candidate 1 brings more experimental features including PSTempDrive. You can view the currently available...

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PowerShell interviews

Following my last post about sample questions for PowerShell interviews that I’d stumbled across I’ve been asked what sort of questions I’d ask –...

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Execution policy

PowerShell gives you a number of options regarding execution policy. You use one of the following options with Set-Execution policy: Restricted –...

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Splitting a file

Saw a question about splitting a file that had repeating data blocks. Each block starts with HOST so the code to split becomes: $fnum = 1...

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PowerShell operators

PowerShell has operators – lots of operators. This is a quick overview of the PowerShell Operators. The obvious place to start is the arithmetic...

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Summing multiples

Came across the project Euler web site – https://projecteuler.net . It has literally hundreds of problems – mainly mathematical –...

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