Category Archives: PowerShell v6

PowerShell v6.1

PowerShell v6.1 was released last week – there’s no big ticket items like v6.0 but a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements. You can download from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases and find the release notes at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/whats-new/what-s-new-in-powershell-core-61?view=powershell-6 Advertisements

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PowerShell new line

A PowerShell new line can be generated using `n. It’s one of a series of special characters recognised by PowerShell. The full list of Windows PowerShell v5.1 special characters is: `0    Null `a    Alert `b    Backspace `f    Form feed `n    … Continue reading

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PowerShell v6.1– using PowerShell v5.1 modules

Something new to be aware of in PowerShell v6.1– using PowerShell v5.1 modules . In PowerShell v6.0.4 the default module path is PS>  $env:PSModulePath -split ‘;’ C:\Users\Richard\Documents\PowerShell\Modules C:\Program Files\PowerShell\Modules c:\program files\powershell\6.0.4\Modules If you want to use the netadapter cmdlets for … Continue reading

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PowerShell v6.1 release candidate 1

PowerShell v6.1 release candidate 1 is now available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases The release notes don’t show any major new functionality compared to preview 4 though there are a number of minor updates, changes and bug fixes.

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PowerShell v6.0.4

PowerShell v6.0.4 is available from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases From the release notes it appears to be just a fix to the mac installer and consolidation of the Nuget packages. This is the second update to PowerShell v6.0 within a month. If you … Continue reading

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PowerShell ThreadJobs

PowerShell Jobs were introduced in PowerShell v2. While remoting got the attention in that release PowerShell Jobs are at least as important. PowerShell v6.1 preview 4 has introduced a new addition to the options for jobs – PowerShell ThreadJobs. The … Continue reading

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Update-Help difference

Between Windows PowerShell v5.1 and PowerShell v6.x I’ve noticed an Update-Help difference. In Windows PowerShell v5.1 I can just do this: Update-Help  -Force from an elevated prompt. In PowerShell v6.0 and V6.1 previews I have to give the UI culture … Continue reading

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