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Managing User Input and Creating Menus in Powershell

Mark Wilkinson wants a bit of user interaction:

Fully automated hands-off PowerShell scripts can be extermely useful for the DBA or System Administrator, but what if you need to get input from the user, or maybe you want to implement a menu system? Like most things related to PowerShell, you have a few options:

[Console] object methods

Most use cases are covered by Read-Host, but if you need something a little more flexible, the [Console] methods might be the way to go.

Read on to see how these work, as well as one way to create a menu.