As at least inferred on my Day 0 post, a lot this PowerShell stuff will be in the context of re-writing the advib utility (more on this in days to come).
Today I started going through chapter 4 of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches trying to follow “try it now” type areas and taking further notes on the areas I previously gone through with a highlighter.
I do like that Show-Command option: it’s kind of a GUI walk through of setting up a command and you can copy the command as a line to the clip board. Seems like a good way to learn.
Unlike the book, I think I’m going to use cmd /c for commands I know aren’t designed and/or won’t work in PS. I don’t think those commands can be piped anyway. The book suggests the “stop parsing” symbol. This may come in use later, but for normal commands I’ll stick with cmd /c unless I find a reason not to.