Here’s another fast and furious Powershell tip. Even though Powershell has an alias for DIR, it is not the DIR command you’re used to. It is an alias to Get-ChildItem. This means if you are use to using commands like:
C:\> DIR *.exe /w
This will fail in Powershell. I think there are some Powershell Community extensions to work around this and I think the Powershell team is also looking at this. Fortunately, there is a simple remedy. In Powershell simply invoke CMD and run the DIR command like you always have in the past:
PS C:\Scripts> cmd /c dir *.ps1 /w /od
You’ll never know the difference.