Learn Powershell in a Month of Lunches, Fourth Edition: Covers Windows, Linux, and Macos

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"Not only for MacOS and Linux users, but also a great resource for Windows PS users." - Bruce Bergman

Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches: Covers Windows, Linux, and macOS is a task-focused tutorial for administering Linux and macOS systems using Microsoft PowerShell. Adapted by PowerShell team members Travis Plunk and Tyler Leonhardt from the bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by community legends Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks, it features Linux-based examples covering core language features and admin tasks. Designed for busy IT professionals, this innovative guide will take you from the basics to PowerShell proficiency through 25 tutorials you can do in your lunch break.

about the technology
The PowerShell scripting language and administrative shell was initially created for Windows, providing a high-quality command-line interface and awesome automation features. As part of Microsoft's ongoing strategy to support non-Windows platforms with its Azure cloud service and .NET Core framework, PowerShell now runs on Linux and macOS. Like Bash, PowerShell can execute and script nearly any aspect of Linux, so you can easily manage repetitive daily tasks, servers, Cloud resources, Continuous Integration pipelines, and more. Because PowerShell is a full-featured programming language, however, it provides capability well beyond traditional shell scripting languages, such as the ability to treat OS components as objects.

about the book
Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches: Covers Windows, Linux, and macOS is a user-friendly tutorial to managing Linux and macOS systems with PowerShell. It's based on the bestselling Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, which has introduced PowerShell to nearly 100,000 readers. You'll learn how PowerShell shapes up to Bash or Python scripting as you write and run simple scripts that automate boring daily tasks. As you progress through the book, you'll use PowerShell to write Continuous Integration Pipelines and manage cloud-based servers. Just set aside one hour a day for a month, and you'll be automating tasks faster than you ever thought possible!

what's inside
- Why you should use PowerShell on Linux and macOS
- Background jobs and automation techniques
- Simple scripting to automate repetitive daily tasks
- Common syntax and commands cheat sheet
- Each lesson takes you an hour or less

about the reader
For IT professionals comfortable administering Windows or Linux. No previous experience with PowerShell or Bash required.

about the author
Travis Plunk has been a Software Engineer on various PowerShell teams since 2013, and at Microsoft since 1999. He was involved in open sourcing PowerShell and has worked on the project full time since shortly after the project was announced.

James Petty is a Microsoft MVP, and the CEO and Executive Director for the DevOps Collective and PowerShell.org.

Tyler Leonhardt has been a Software Engineer on the PowerShell team since 2017, and at Microsoft since 2016. He is a core maintainer of the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code.

Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches was written by PowerShell community legends Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks, who have years of experience as successful PowerShell trainers.

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