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Limitations of Windows PowerShell vs. Linux SSH/bash

Oct 15, 2010, 12:04 (6 Talkback[s])
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"I've had the opportunity to work with PowerShell recently, on Windows 7. And I have to admit, I'm impressed with some things, but disappointed with others. It's young as far as software is concerned, so that may be part of this. I've worked with the Bash shell on Linux for many years, and now that I had to use PowerShell I've seen some limitations that are surprising. For instance, right away I noticed that PowerShell uses the same old telnet client that Windows 95 used. It's horrible. Especially with copy/paste. You have to go under the main menu, and select a "Mark" function, then select your text (which doesn't select line by line, it selects by cursor position). You have to go under the menu to do the Copy and Paste functions as well (no keyboard shortcuts that I know of). Simply archaic in my opinion.

"On the flip side, SSH is extremely versatile and flexible. And here's why. First, you can use ANY SSH client you want. Personally, I use PuTTY. It's very lightweight, powerful, and has the features that work for me."

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