PiSHing My Last

Wed 17 October 2007

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Microsoft, it seems, is a little lost. We have the brand-new much-advertised PowerShell - covered previously by me. At least, the first bad (e.g. name) part of it has. But why, oh the humanity, WHY doesn't the window have an easy cut'n'paste feature?

The tired and weak shell 'cmd' suffers in so many ways. Cut'n'paste were/are some big losers. So now, with the new innovation called Microsoft Powershell we have an actual command line with real power. (What's next? Config Files you can edit with a text editor? No one has ever thought of that.) Abysmally long string, for instance:

New-EmailAddressPolicy "Email1Domain Address (Default)" -RecipientFilter {(RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox')} -EnabledPrimarySMTPAddressTemplate 'SMTP:%g1%i%s1@email1domain.com'

New-EmailAddressPolicy "Long Addresses" -RecipientFilter {(RecipientType -eq 'UserMailbox')} -EnabledPrimarySMTPAddressTemplate 'SMTP:%g1%i%s@reallylongdomain.com'

Now, edit that in something and paste it into the shell? Ok, how about Alt+Space, 'E', 'P'. That was easy right? Oh, cut? Yeah, how about Alt+space, 'E', 'k'. That's pretty normal. *sigh* I miss putty and bash.


Oh, and anyone arguing with me, don't tell me about "quick edit mode", thanks a lot. Tell me instead, where is the farking dynamically sized window? X-Windows (that archaic interface for Unix) has has resizable xterms for EVER. They get better too: gnome-terminal, rxvt, Kterm, aterm, etc, etc. Tab's, cut'n'paste, dynamic sizing, real shells underneath. Seamless editors, which can be GUI or TUI. It takes just as many steps to re-size a PiSH/cmd window. "It's not stupid, it's advanced"


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