Introducing ‘PSDecode’ Powershell Module [v0.9.0]

PowerShell based module that can decode System Errors, Exit codes, port numbers, HTTP Statuses and MAC Vendors. This module can be used to quick lookup Error descriptions, to add verbosity to your custom error messages and for a better Error Handling, Investigation, and Analysis.

Technically the module offers a set of cmdlets that query a database of Error/Exit codes, port numbers, and MAC addresses which totals to 83049 individual records as of now when I’m writing this blog.… Read More Introducing ‘PSDecode’ Powershell Module [v0.9.0]

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[New Version] Gridify PowerShell Module v0.9.2

What’s New?

The Set-GridLayout cmdlet now accepts [System.Diagnostics.Process[]] objects as a parameter instead of Process ID’s.

‘-IncludeSource’ switch to add source process in the grid layout

A new ‘Cascade’ layout is available now. Cascade layout sets all application in a step-like layout, such that the next one overlapping the previous one

Ability to define application width ratios in a -Custom Layout. This enables you to define width-ratio of applications in every row, to give the ability to customize application width sizes as per the requirement.

Like, to define a ratio precede the asterisk of that application with a number such as -custom “*2*3*” is 1:2:3… Read More [New Version] Gridify PowerShell Module v0.9.2

Set-GridLayout: Arrange apps and scripts in an automatic grid to fit your screen

I’ve worked on a couple of Powershell automation frameworks, that are always-ON, which is basically a bunch of scripts continuously running on a machine to monitor, test, build or for any other possible use case. One can check the live status of these scripts by logging onto the box and resize-drag-arrange any spawned script or application properly on the screen so that they don’t overlap so that you can read them properly, which I personally found very irritating.

Similarly, when I was testing socket programmed python chat application I wrote, from multiple Telnet clients it was mess to arrange and resize, something like in the below screenshot

but recently, when I started working on one of my bot’s  which spawns multiple PowerShell script jobs on my screen , I literally lost my patience while testing and started a parallel side project to set all PowerShell consoles (or any other application) automatically in a grid layout like in the below image.
Thanks to that NO MORE RESIZE-DRAG-ARRANGE! phew!… Read More Set-GridLayout: Arrange apps and scripts in an automatic grid to fit your screen

3 ways to Store & Display results in/from a Powershell variable at the same time

In order to write less code or to write better one-liners in Powershell, I often find one of these techniques useful, and let me know if you feel the same. Using -OutVariable parameter Variable squeezing Its a shame many of us ( including myself 😉 ) were not aware of this for quite long. Using Tee-Object Cmdlet… Read More 3 ways to Store & Display results in/from a Powershell variable at the same time