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PowerShell: A Powerful Command Line Interface

When using PowerShell, it’s not uncommon to experience a process freezing up. Whenever this happens, you can use Get-Process to retrieve the name of the process experiencing difficulties and then stop it with the Stop-Process command. Generally, you terminate a process by its name. For example:

In this example, the user has terminated Notepad by using the Stop-Process

PowerShell: A Powerful Command Line Interface

Although making the transition to PowerShell can seem quite complex, it’s command line interface operates much the same as any other. It may have its own unique cmdlets, but a wealth of online resources can help you with any administrative task you can think of. To get the most out of PowerShell, you simply need to get used to the multitude of commands available to you.

As a new user, it is easy to become daunted by PowerShell’s 200-plus cmdlets. Make sure you start out with the command line interface before graduating to the full-blown GUI. Regardless of whether you’re new to PowerShell or command line interfaces, more than enough information is available online to help you make the most of this powerful tool.