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PowerShell reviews and mentions

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  • Sudo for Windows
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Feb 2024
    This smells like when PowerShell aliased curl and wget to a completely different command, with incompatible arguments.


  • Gooey: Turn almost any Python command line program into a full GUI application
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Dec 2023
    PowerShell is available on macOS and Linux as well (source on Github: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell). It may not be as well-integrated with things like system services management, but the language still works well. You can still use all the command line tools you're used to on Linux, of course.

    nushell does look interesting, though the lack of a .deb repository does put it pretty low on my to-do list.

  • Jaq – A jq clone focused on correctness, speed, and simplicity
    28 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Nov 2023
    Can you give an example of something that PS can do that is built-in for text processing, instead of a proprietary symbolic query language?

    [1] https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell

  • The bash book to rule them all
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Nov 2023
    https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/blob/master/LICENSE... is the MIT license. (Microsoft supplies debs directly which may reduce the motivation for Debian to do so.)

    Oh, heh, also https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/blob/master/docs/bu... the build script is written in PowerShell, so there's a bootstrapping problem :-) (Debian has solved those before of course, but with community sentiment like the above maybe noone is motivated to bother.)

  • Did Reddit just denylist all IPs?
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Nov 2023
  • Dev Stuff Distracting Me From Article Writing
    4 projects | dev.to | 19 Sep 2023
    While I had a small bit of Powershell experience I didn't really take it to the full extent. It was mostly done on an as-needed basis. This time though I decided to really take a stab at things. One thing I find interesting is that Powershell feels like more of the UNIX philosophy of gluing commands together than most of what I've done on Linux systems (shove things into a bash script). Even more weird is Powershell being open source. With that said I began my journey with this empty repository. That's because I'm trying to get that sweet code coverage:
  • The shell and its crappy handling of whitespace
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jul 2023
    >> A sysadmin needs to learn Windows if they're going to administer Windows.

    Powershell is cross-platform and runs on Linux and MacOS as well as Windows:


    You can discover differences between Powershell and traditional shells as a Linux admin.

  • I have spent two whole work days trying to install GLEW
    6 projects | /r/GraphicsProgramming | 3 Jul 2023
    warning: Starting with the September 2023 release, the default triplet for vcpkg libraries will change from x86-windows to the detected host triplet (x64-windows). To resolve this message, add --triplet x86-windows to keep the same behavior. Computing installation plan... The following packages will be built and installed: * egl-registry:x86-windows -> 2022-09-20 glew:x86-windows -> 2.2.0#3 * opengl:x86-windows -> 2022-12-04#3 * opengl-registry:x86-windows -> 2022-09-29#1 * vcpkg-cmake:x64-windows -> 2023-05-04 * vcpkg-cmake-config:x64-windows -> 2022-02-06#1 Additional packages (*) will be modified to complete this operation. Detecting compiler hash for triplet x86-windows... A suitable version of powershell-core was not found (required v7.2.11) Downloading portable powershell-core 7.2.11... Downloading powershell-core... https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v7.2.11/PowerShell-7.2.11-win-x86.zip->C:\vcpkg\downloads\PowerShell-7.2.11-win-x86.zip Downloading https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v7.2.11/PowerShell-7.2.11-win-x86.zip Extracting powershell-core... error: while detecting compiler information: The log file content at "C:\vcpkg\buildtrees\detect_compiler\stdout-x86-windows.log" is: -- Downloading https://github.com/ninja-build/ninja/releases/download/v1.10.2/ninja-win.zip -> ninja-win-1.10.2.zip... -- Configuring x86-windows CMake Error at scripts/cmake/vcpkg_execute_required_process.cmake:112 (message): Command failed: C:/vcpkg/downloads/tools/ninja/1.10.2-windows/ninja.exe -v Working Directory: C:/vcpkg/buildtrees/detect_compiler/x86-windows-rel/vcpkg-parallel-configure Error code: 1 See logs for more information: C:\vcpkg\buildtrees\detect_compiler\config-x86-windows-rel-CMakeCache.txt.log C:\vcpkg\buildtrees\detect_compiler\config-x86-windows-out.log
  • Error when running application with PowerShell version 7: "Get-ExecutionPolicy" command not found
    2 projects | /r/PowerShell | 24 Jun 2023
    PS : I already tried steps mentioned in issue https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/issues/18530 but it still not working
  • Filenames and Pathnames in Shell: How to Do It Correctly
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Jun 2023
    It's not on my desktop (not installable via my distro), not on my laptop (same), not on my router (same, and it's a completely different one!), not on my phone, not on any of the servers I interact with (and again, not installable!)...

    Given it's harder to get than (as an example) Python (which is likely already on the system I'm interacting with), and powershell just straight breaks things (https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/pull/1901), why would I ever use powershell?

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