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PowerTip: Converting a Here-String to an Array in One Line with PowerShell
PowerTip: Converting a Here-String to an Array in One Line with PowerShell
Summary: Using the split method in a more powerful fashion to split an array based upon two line terminating types Hey, Doctor Scripto. I was wondering if there was a more efficient way of converting a Here-String to an Array when there were multiple line termination options like Linefeed or Carriage Return and Linefeed? There ...
Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 1
Using PowerShell to View and Remove Wireless Profiles in Windows 10 – Part 1
Summary: Using PowerShell and Regular Expressions as a wrapper on NetSh.exe output to identify the profiles. Hey, Doctor Scripto! I have a whole pile of old Wireless profiles that have been collecting dust. I know I can use NETSH to view and delete them, but the process is very manual. Do you know if there is an easier way to clear them ...
PowerTip: Identify which Platform PowerShell is running on
PowerTip: Identify which Platform PowerShell is running on
Summary: Using $PSVersionTable to identify if you are on Windows or Unix Hey, Doctor Scripto! I'm working on my PowerShell scripts and I need to be able to identify if I'm working on Windows or Linux. How can I do this easily? No problem at all and glad to help. Just examine the $PSVersionTable property called Platform. It will ...
Creating a Platform Independent Function in PowerShell
Creating a Platform Independent Function in PowerShell
Summary: Creating a Function in PowerShell and the power of the $PSVersionTable to make code more portable Q: Hey, Doctor Scripto! I saw that post last week on converting Here-String into an array. I wanted to write my code to trap for PowerShell and PowerShell Core. Could you give me a helping hand? —PG A: Hello PG, Hello ...
PowerTip: Identify if you are running on PowerShell Core
PowerTip: Identify if you are running on PowerShell Core
Summary: Pulling up the properties of $PSVersionTable to identify your PowerShell edition Hey, Doctor Scripto! I want to write my modules and scripts to be more portable. How can I tell if I am executing on PowerShell Core? Just use the $PSVersionTable object and examine the PSEdition value. If it returns 'Core' you are running ...