[arch-general] Opinions on PowerShell?

Kyle Terrien kyleterrien at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 01:25:24 UTC 2016

On Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:00:33 -0400
Eli Schwartz via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 08/18/2016 08:35 PM, Kyle Terrien via arch-general wrote:
> > I haven't used PowerShell much.  But in briefly looking at it, the
> > commands are very verbose compared to Unix/Linux.  E.g. grep is
> > something like Get-Item.
> > 
> > My Windows survival kit currently consists of Cygwin, which still
> > kicks butt to this day.  You could even run a full X server under
> > Cygwin.  
> This. Absolutely this.
> Why would anyone want to use an overly-verbose scripting language like
> PowerShell as an interactive shell, **unless it was their only
> option**?

If you think PowerShell is bad, you should try batch.  ;-)  If I
remember correctly, there aren't even structured if statements.

There is reason why PowerShell was invented: batch stunk so badly.


The computer can't tell you the emotional story.  It can give you the
exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
- Frank Zappa
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