Powershell 6: Guide for Beginners

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3This book is a guide for you on how to use PowerShell 6.0. The book begins by explaining to you what PowerShell is and what it is used for. You are then guided on how to setup the PowerShell environment in your system. PowerShell 6.0 can run on Linux systems, hence, this book guides you on how to set it up on the various Linux systems. The various cmdlets (command-lets) supported in PowerShell are explored. You will learn how to use such cmdlets so as to accomplish a number of different tasks on your system. You will also learn how to play around with dates and times, dealing with files, including creating various types of files, moving them around directories, renaming the files, and even deleting them. The book also guides you on how to use PowerShell to play around with data contained in files of various types in the system. You will learn how to read data contained in files of various types, as well as how to write data to such files from PowerShell. The book also teaches you how to write PowerShell scripts. Such scripts are very important; as they help you perform a lot from just a single script. The book also guides you on how to perform some common administrative tasks with PowerShell. A good example of this is the addition and removal of users from the system from PowerShell. You will also learn how to create your own modules in PowerShell, and then load them in the active memory. The following topics are discussed in this book: - Getting Started with PowerShell - The PowerShell Cmdlets - Saving and Importing Data - Scripting - Performing Administrative Tasks
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