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Install-Module and Update-Module Scope parameter

I’ve written a couple of times this year on the problems around the PowerShellGet module and the Scope (Allusers or CurrentUsers). The situation is a lot easier now that Install-Module and Update-Module Scope parameter is available. Install-Module has always had … Continue reading

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Get-Date -UFormat

The Get-Date  -UFormat parameter formats the date using Unix format.  The full list of format specifiers are in the Notes section of the Get-Date help file. Some examples are: PS> Get-Date -UFormat ‘%Y-%m-%d %H:%M%:%S%Z’ 2019-05-27 20:40:11+01 4 digit year – … Continue reading

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Get-Date –Format

Get-Date –Format enables you to control the formatting of the datetime object returned by the cmdlet. A standard call to get date returns: PS> Get-Date 27 May 2019 12:36:47 The –Format parameter takes a value from the DateTimeFormatInfo class – … Continue reading

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Exclusive OR

PowerShell has a number of logical operators – –  -and, –or, –not (or !). One I’ve really thought about is the exclusive OR operator –xor. With a standard –or operator the result is TRUE if one of the statements is … Continue reading

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Useful constants

PowerShell provides easy access to some useful constants. I often see people calculating these values rather than using the constants. PowerShell recognises kb, mb, gb, tb and pb for kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte and petabyte respectively. You can use them … Continue reading

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Articles published in 2019

I’ve had the following articles published in 2019 https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tutorial/Set-up-users-with-key-PowerShell-Active-Directory-commands https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/feature/Editing-content-with-Windows-PowerShell https://searchwindowsserver.techtarget.com/tip/Windows-Compatibility-module-expands-PowerShell-Core-reach Enjoy

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Stable sort

In Windows PowerShell if you do something like this: PS> (1..20 | Sort-Object -Property {$_ % 3}) -join ‘ ‘ 9 6 12 15 3 18 19 16 13 10 4 1 7 20 17 2 8 11 5 14 … Continue reading

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