Linked by Adam S on Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:47 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y In 2006, Microsoft released Windows Powershell, a new command line shell that, via cmdlets, scripts, and executables, allow core system administration tasks to be scripted. While this functionality has been available on Unix-type systems for decades, Microsoft's version will almost certainly, within a few years, be available on several hundred million PCs. So how does the Powershell stack up against Linux favorite bash? MSDN links to this Bash vs Powershell article.
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RE: So great ! ... Not
by WorknMan on Tue 8th Jul 2008 14:05 UTC in reply to "So great ! ... Not"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

it's (as always?) not compatible with anything (because 99% of apps on windows have no command line options)


For Windows automation, check out AutoIt:
http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3

And its distant cousin, AutoHotKey:
http://www.autohotkey.com

The former is better for GUI automation. The later is better for scriptable, system-wide hotkeys/hotstrings.

I use them both and like them both ;)

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