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Welcome, stranger: Inside Microsoft's command line shell

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I'll grant Powershell has a certain amount of advantages if you're running 2008R2/Windows 7 or later with the certainty it's built in, or when needing to perform administration tasks closely coupled with some Microsoft products. However, for other instances, why would I bother using something extremely platform specific when there's the opportunity to use Python or a wealth of Unix derived utilities to solve the problem, and not tie my skills to a particular OS?

I've done some scripting, read the documentation and some of it is extremely well designed and rather neat. For most purposes, though, I'd still rather use Cygwin, Python or C++.

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