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Microsoft won't patch SMB flaw that only an idiot would expose


Re: But...

Powershell is powerful, true. But its early learning curve is very steep. Steeper than bash and much steeper than dos. Even a lowly dir /o:d requires figuring out what the object's date attribute is called and a pipe to the sort. And the whole command will be much longer too. On the positive side you don't need to parse an text stream to isolate that date for further processing. For advanced usage, ps's more structured object mechanism pays off, most of the time it seems overkill.

I fear the days of the casual command line user, if there ever was such a beast on Windows, are ending.

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