Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Powershell : Profile Examples

Powershell Profile -- If we place any .ps1 powershell file in this profile location that file will run everytime when powershell startup.

To know the profile location

PS> $profile  # It displays full path of the powershell profile. It shows Microsoft.Powershell_profile.ps1 file along with path that means that file doesn't have to exist, If you create profile the system will create fil in that path


# We can check whether the profile is already exists or not using test-path, If the file exists it returns true otherwise false

PS > test-path $Profile

### Using the below syntax we can creat powershell profile ###
Type the below command and hit enter key to create profile

PS > New-Item -Type file -Path $profile -Force
    Directory: C:\Users\kalyan\Documents\WindowsPowerShell

Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name
----                -------------     ------ ----
-a---          4/9/2014   3:46 PM          0 Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1

# Now test-path returns true

PS > test-path $Profile

You can browse the profile file using the above path and include the below string and save the file, Now open the powershell It displays good day to you everytime when you open powershell
echo "good day"

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