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Custom Formatting in Powershell

Jeffrey Hicks takes us through formatting in Powershell and uses Get-Process as an example:

One of the features I truly enjoy about PowerShell, is the ability to have it present information that I need in a form that I want. Here’s a good example. Running Get-Process is simple enough and the output is pretty complete. But one thing that would make it better for me, is that sometimes I want an easy way to see high-memory use properties. Yes, I can pipe Get-Process to Sort-Object and Where-Object. However, in this particular situation, what I really want is to see high-memory usage processes displayed in red. Maybe those that are getting close to my arbitrary limit I’d like to see in Yellow. This isn’t that difficult to achieve using ANSI escape sequences.

Click through to see how.

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