I’ve often told people that I spend my day in a PowerShell prompt. I run almost my entire day with PowerShell. I’ve shared many of the tools I use daily on Github. Today, I want to share another way I have PowerShell work the way I need it, with minimal effort. This specific task centers on files and folders.
As you might expect, I am constantly creating, editing, and managing files. I do all of this from a PowerShell prompt. I rarely use the start menu to find a program to launch. My challenge has always been finding the files and folders I’ve recently been using. Get-ChildItem is naturally the PowerShell tool of choice, but I’ve finally gotten around to making it work the way I need.
Not having done either of these before, I’m not sure which would be my preference, as I’d like to make sure it’s easy for me to remember later how I got to this non-standard state in case I need to replicate it elsewhere or if somebody else is at my keyboard. That’s one nice thing about the .bashrc file: it’s just there and well-known enough that people can look for changes there.