PowerShell Profile

Posted by on August 31, 2018

Not a lot of people make use of this fantastic feature of PowerShell.

Did you ever with that when you started PowerShell a bunch of modules were loaded, and some stuff you have to run every time was already run and configured?

This is where the power of the PowerShell profile comes in handy. You can read more about profiles and how to differentiate profiles for users or between PowerShell CLI/ISE here. This information is still reasonably current.

A few months ago, inspired by a conversation on Twitter about profiles, I finally setup a few comment aliases and handy functional shortcuts in my profile.

I’ve since tidied it up and modularised it a fair bit, and decided to release it publicly. This has also been a bit of an experiment with using Git for version control as in years gone by I was a devout user of Subversion. I’ve used git before, but only in terms of Visual Studio, where a lot of it’s functionality is hidden.

So, where can you get your hands on a copy? You can head over to the Github project I’ve created and there are some simple install commands over there if you don’t want to go to the hassle of downloading and extracting a zip file.

https://github.com/arricc/PSProfile

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