A new version of the PowerShell Community Extensions (PSCX), version 2.0, has been released and is available from Codeplex (http://pscx.codeplex.com/releases/45101/download/121340). This free set of PowerShell extensions provides a number of very useful enhancements, particularly new/added cmdlets.
The main purpose behind the 2.0 release was to migrate the code from being a snap-in to being a module. As it’s a module, deployment is really simple – just Xcopy the files into your module folder and use Import-Module to load the module (typically you just put the Import-Module into my $profile). You can of course, put the module somewhere else and specify the full path using the Import-Module cmdlet.
PSCX also includes some NEW cmdlets, including:
- Get-LoremIpsum (lorem)
- Get-TypeName (gtn)
- Get-FileTail (tail)
This package is a great set of very useful extensions. Being module based, deployment is much simplified. I commend this release to all PowerShell users!