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: I don't get PowerShell
by BluenoseJake on Tue 8th Jul 2008 14:26 UTC in reply to "I don't get PowerShell"
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I love powershell, it is much more powerful and flexible than batch files, even with the limited branching that batch files support.

I'm well on my way to purging my servers of as many batch files as possible, replacing them with ps scripts, as it gets rid of so many 3rd party tools (like blat). Because it's .NET based, it allows you to write directly to the eventlog, watch directories for changes, access AD, you name it.

Less 3rd party tools mean simpler environments.

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