Windows 10: Learning Powershell, for an old DOS BAT-file guy

  1.    05 Jul 2016 #1

    Learning Powershell, for an old DOS BAT-file guy


    So I go back to the days of DOS 6.2, and I've done a lot of BAT files since . But I keep reading about Powershell. I've looked at some MS webpages for learning Powershell, and the learning curve seems pretty steep.

    Can anyone suggest a way to get started easily, or maybe suggest a link for existing scripts so I could learn by doing, etc.

    For what it's worth, I don't current know C or Java or any scripting languages like perl or python. But this old dog can always learn a new trick or two over time.

    If this post belongs in another forum, please tell me that.
    Last edited by x509; 05 Jul 2016 at 18:33.
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  2.    05 Jul 2016 #2

    I'm in the same boat. I tried taking a class through edX that was listed as beginner, but it was far from it. I'd love to learn PowerShell, but I need to start on the ground floor, maybe even the basement.
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  3. Posts : 2,190
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       05 Jul 2016 #3

    Comprehensive A-Z list of PowerShell commands...
    PowerShell commands | PowerShell | SS64.com
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  4.    05 Jul 2016 #4

    I've been covering PowerShell on and off for about 5 years. You can learn it if you set your mind to it. It's not totally different from, or alien to, the old DOS BAT stuff. Here's a list of resources I put together on the subject for TechTarget in March, 2016. It also includes links for further reading at the end of the piece. Find it at PowerShell script examples and reference guide for admins. See also my September 2016 blog post entitled "For More Windows Expertise, Learn PowerShell." In about 8 hours' time, starting cold last year, I was able to reduplicate the old Windows Experience program using only PowerShell and its XML parsing capabilities. If I can do it, so can you!
    Good luck,
    --Ed--
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  5.    05 Jul 2016 #5

    dencal said: View Post
    Comprehensive A-Z list of PowerShell commands...
    PowerShell commands | PowerShell | SS64.com
    Wowzers. I feel like Powershell is a foreign language compared to DOS commands. Any clues to get started?
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  6.    05 Jul 2016 #6

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I'm in the same boat. I tried taking a class through edX that was listed as beginner, but it was far from it. I'd love to learn PowerShell, but I need to start on the ground floor, maybe even the basement.
    +1, no, +2
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  7. Posts : 99
    Windows 10 Home 64bit V1607
       05 Jul 2016 #7

    It's also new to me, but found it easy to use by just copy and paste Brink's tutorials commands!
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  8.    05 Jul 2016 #8

    galaxys said: View Post
    It's also new to me, but found it easy to use by just copy and paste Brink's tutorials commands!
    Thanks, but Brink has done so many tut's. Which ones are you referring to?
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  9. Posts : 99
    Windows 10 Home 64bit V1607
       05 Jul 2016 #9

    x509 said: View Post
    Thanks, but Brink has done so many tut's. Which ones are you referring to?
    Yes, here's a few I've used or seen but there are others:
    PowerShell PackageManagement (OneGet) - Install Apps from Command Line - Windows 10 Forums
    Apps - Uninstall in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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