Windows PowerShell is the new command-line shell, which is more powerful and scriptable than Command Prompt. In my three years of experience of using it, I found it really useful, especially if you are into automating or scripting tasks. However, most of us either do not know about it or do not prefer using it in place of the old command-line shell.
In this post, I am going to share useful yet straightforward commands (with examples) of Windows PowerShell. You can use these commands to accomplish numerous tasks — from getting help to starting processes. Shall we begin?
Note: Windows PowerShell is built with backward compatibility in mind, and thus supports many commands of the Command Prompt. That said, you can continue using the old commands in its new, colorful interface.