I agree: Powershell is a somehow ugly and strange language. Looks like Microsoft attempted to bring bash into the Windows world.
But it deserves its name: it is quiet powerful, many things are easy to achieve, once you figured out the strange syntax.
I also learned and used it recently to read XML and other sorts of files and extract useful information from there, and to even patch XML files.
Here is my list of "Powershell" related bookmarks I collected so far. May be it contains something useful links for you.
I've been a sys admin for a while now and from time to time I needed to create scripts for automation/package deployment/whatever. and most of these scripts were written in either VBS or JScript, both running on the Windows Scripting Host.
I never started with PowerShell because the syntax is ugly, Batch Commands VS Perl VS Piping... yukki
now, the inevitable is closing in on me and I need to start learning powershell before it becomes a necessity.
I've bought the book PowerShell 3 in a month of lunches and working it.
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amagard on Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:47 pm