moving to powershell from dos batch - tutorial / starter advice?
Posted on 2014-12-14
In an other question about stepping through a dos batch file, an expert said
Nowadays you should take the leap to switch to PowerShell.
Got me thinking - I've been making dos batch files since DOS, so I guess I should learn a new skill?
anyone got tips on how to start?
Is being able to run power shell native to win 7? XP? I thought there was something you had to install to get PS to run on a PC? Or maybe just for XP?
What's the extension?
This would empty the windows temp folder, what would it look like as a powershell script? ANd to run that, you just double click on the file?
Rem Clean windows temp folder
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir/ad/b %folder%\*') do (rd /s /q "%folder%\%%a")
del %folder%\*.* /q