Linked by fran on Sat 24th Dec 2011 10:08 UTC
Windows "The new Windows PowerShell is coming. Actually, Microsoft has just launched a Community Technology Preview of Windows PowerShell version 3, although the final version 3 probably won’t ship until it comes out with Windows 8. It also will be available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The CTP will install on those OSes."
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by daddio on Mon 26th Dec 2011 22:08 UTC
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From the article:
CLI with a GUI

Here are some of the highlights of what you’ll find in the CTP. Newcomers often have difficulty with Windows PowerShell syntax. For example, if they want to retrieve all of the “svchost” processes, they’ll run something like Get-Process –svchost. In this case, they should instead run Get-Process –name svchost.

The parameter thing can take a bit of getting used to. In version 3, however, the new Show-Command cmdlet helps make it more obvious what you’re supposed to do. Start by running Show-Command “Get-Process” and you’ll be rewarded with a pop-up dialog box (see Figure 1).

(grrr... no bbcode I can figure out)

.......anyway, that tidbit is about as close to proof positive that Microsoft does not understand how to write a command line environment, and probably never will.

.. I mean ... seriously ... A POP-UP!!!!!.... in a CLI?!?!?!?!???

I tried PS briefly at my last employer, and it was just too painful.

I'm over it.

If I every have the misfortune to write script on Windows again I'll be insisting on python.

Edited 2011-12-26 22:10 UTC

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