useful What are your favorite Powershell Cmdlets?

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Get-Member, hands down. No, it's not very glamorous, but the ability to inspect objects interactively beats interrupting your work to go hit up MSDN.

I just found /n softwares free Powershell NetCmdlets, and after playing with them I love the functionality they bring to the command line. So it raises the question what are your favorite Cmdlets, and how do you use them?

there's an out-twitter script i use for posting to twitter. it's nice, as it means you can send something to twitter without the risk of being distracted by a browser.

i added an alias for it, "twit".

so now you can type, for example:

PS C:\>"trying out " | twit

and if successfully lodged, it will return an integer that identifies your post.

As a programmer/hacker, Get-Member and Get-Command are the ones I use more than any others, but the ones I use to show off are Select-Control and Send-Keys from WASP, the PowerGadgets, and some of my own stuff written in WPF against CTP2 or PoshConsole ;-)