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Subject:Re: Need advanced DIR list From:"Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> To:"Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:11:25 +0800
PowerShell is theÂ .NET-based command shell and scripting language
included in Windows versions since XP SP2. To my ageing eyes it looks
like a sincere 21st Century attempt by Microsoft to emulate the
richness, power and flexibility of the UNIX shell environment and
utilities and the Software Tools philosophy.
It's probably vast overkill for Chris to learn this just to solve his
immediate DIR filtering need. But longer term, PowerShell looks like
an excellent tool for creative TWs who want to do more than what
Windows gives them out of the box. It does what Cygwin does but you
shouldn't need anyone's approval to install it.
--- Stuart, who thinks that Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Brian
Kernighan should get the Nobel Prize for Practical Awesomeness
Chris Morton wrote:
ÂÂÂ On aWin7 box, I need to create a list of docs within a very
ÂÂÂ foldersubfolder hierarchy.
ÂÂÂ I need the subfolder location, filename and timestamp, but
ÂÂÂ At a CMD prompt, I know how to redirect a DIR /S to a TXT file.
ÂÂÂ Can I maybe pipe the command through a FILTER on its way to the
Peter Neilson replied:
ÂÂÂ Being a Unix person since too many years ago, I make sure that
Â Â Windows box I use has Cygwin installed if at all possible.
Â Â one the feeling of a Unix shell, so I can simply use the ls
ÂÂÂ and (if necessary) pipe the result through sed, awk, grep, or
ÂÂÂ This method fails if (1) you don't know anything about Unix or
Â Â (2) you are not allowed to install Cygwin.
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