PowerShell – Get Started

PowerShell Icon can be found in the start menu. If not, search with powershell. Then you will see below results.

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Otherwise, Just press (Windows +R) and enter powershell. It will open Powershell terminal window.

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PowerShell Version :

You can check the current version of PowerShell using “$PSVersionTable”.

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PowerShell ISE

PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) is a host application for Windows PowerShell.

In Windows PowerShell ISE, you can run commands and write, test, and debug scripts in a single Windows-based graphic user interface with multiline editing, tab completion, syntax coloring, selective execution, context-sensitive help, and support for right-to-left languages.

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Shortcut Keys

Key Description
Tab Auto-complete the command
Enter Send the entered line to PowerShell for execution
Home Moves cursor to the beginning of the command line
End Moves cursor to the end of the command line
Ctrl + C Cancel command execution
Ctrl + Home Delete all characters from the current position to the beginning of the command line
Ctrl + End Delete all characters from the current position to the end of the command line
Arrow up, Arrow down Repeat the last previously entered command
Esc Deletes the current command line
Alt + F7 Deletes the current command history