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Discuss this Blog Entry 5

on Jan 22, 2012
Hello Jon I just started "Learn Powershell in a month of lunches". On p. 13 the command Dir | More doesn't work in Powershell ISE even as administrator. I can get it to work in the standard Powershell though. Is it not possible in Powershell ISE? I would like to use this version but if it has these problems I better stick to Powershell itself. Thanks i n advance Peter
on May 23, 2014

Hi Jon, I have an array looks like this:

on Sep 30, 2014

anyone know how to convert this query to a powershell one liner.
wmic MemoryChip get BankLabel, Capacity, MemoryType, TypeDetail,speed

on Oct 1, 2014

Hi Brett, the equivalent PowerShell one-liner would be:
get-wmiobject Win32_PhysicalMemory | select-object BankLabel,Capacity,MemoryType,TypeDetail,Speed
(all one line). You can abbreviate 'get-wmiobject' as 'gwmi' and 'select-object' to 'select'.

on Apr 5, 2016

I want to print the list of names in variable $names on their own line while using the while construct. What code would I use to accomplish this?

$test = 'Tom','Butsy','Sue','Sandy','Karen','Paul'

$i = 0

While ( $i -lt 6)


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