Title: Windows PowerShell Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition
By: Lee Holmes
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Formats: Print, Ebook, Safari Books Online
Print: December 2012
Ebook: December 2012
Print ISBN: 978-1-4493-2096-6| ISBN 10:1-4493-2096-1
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4493-2095-9| ISBN 10:1-4493-2095-3
This portable reference to Windows PowerShell 3.0 summarizes the command shell and scripting language, and provides a concise reference to the many tasks that make PowerShell so useful. If you’re a busy Windows administrator, and don’t have time to plow through huge books or search online, this is the ideal on-the-job tool.
Written by Microsoft PowerShell team member Lee Holmes, and excerpted from his Windows PowerShell Cookbook, this edition offers up-to-date coverage of PowerShell 3.0. You’ll find information on the .NET classes and legacy tools you need to manage your system, along with chapters on how to write scripts, manage errors, and format output.
Beginning with a guided tour of Windows PowerShell, this handy guide covers:
- PowerShell language and environment
- Regular expression reference
- XPath quick reference
- .NET string formatting
- .NET DateTime formatting
- Selected .NET classes and their uses
- WMI reference
- Selected COM objects and their uses
- Selected events and their uses
- Standard PowerShell verbs
Lee Holmes is a developer on the Microsoft Windows PowerShell team, and has been an authoritative source of information about PowerShell since its earliest betas. His vast experience with Windows PowerShell enables him to integrate both the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ into discussions. Lee’s involvement with the PowerShell and administration community (via newsgroups, mailing lists, and blogs) gives him a great deal of insight into the problems faced by all levels of administrators and PowerShell users alike.