Chapter 28. PowerShell cheat sheet

This is our opportunity to assemble a lot of the little gotchas into a single place. If you’re ever having trouble remembering what something is or does, flip to this chapter first.

28.1. Punctuation

There’s no doubt that PowerShell is full of punctuation, and much of it has a different meaning in the help files than it does in the shell itself. Here’s what it all means within the shell:

28.2. Help file

28.3. Operators

28.4. Custom property and column syntax

28.5. Pipeline parameter input

28.6. When to use $_