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PowerTip: Use PowerShell 5 to Compress Files

Summary: Learn how to use the new Compress-Archive cmdlet to compress selected files in Windows PowerShell 5.0. (image)  How can I compress a bunch of files on my computer that match a pattern I supply to Get-ChildItem? (image)  Use Get-ChildItem to find the files you want to compress, and pipe the results to...

Working with Compressed Files in PowerShell 5

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about the new compressed file cmdlets in Windows PowerShell 5.0 on Windows 10.Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It finally happened. I ran out of Gunpowder Green tea over the weekend. I have been making lots of Gunpowder Green tea with hibiscus flowers, rose hips, lemon grass, and ...

New Feature in PowerShell 5: Compress Files

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about the compressing files feature in Windows PowerShell 5.0. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, the sun is shining, the air is dead calm, and I am sitting outside under a gigantic old oak tree with my Windows Surface Pro 3 that I upgraded to Windows 10. I am ...

Weekend Scripter: PowerShell 5 Overview Video

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, presents a video he made as an overview of Windows PowerShell 5.0.Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. It has been a great week. It is a nice sunny day here in central Florida, and I am sipping a cup of Earl Grey tea. I decided to make a video to summarize the things I have been talking ...