PowerShell is an actively used programming language created in 2006. PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft, consisting of a command-line shell and associated scripting language. Initially a Windows component only, known as Windows PowerShell, it was made open-source and cross-platform on 18 August 2016 with the introduction of PowerShell Core. The former is built on .NET Framework while the latter on .NET Core. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

# Hello World in Microsoft Powershell

'Hello World!'

Example code from Linguist:

#!/usr/bin/env pwsh

# source:  https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShellStandard/blob/3436bfc162d6804dd11d1d76c4faff486b4b405d/build.ps1

param ( 

import-module $PSScriptRoot/PowerShellStandard.psm1 -force

if ( $Clean ) {


if ( $Test ) {

Example code from Wikipedia:

name value1 value2
name -Param1 value1 -Param2 value2

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