Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training
Advanced Windows PowerShell Scripting Video Training

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Importance of TAB Completion

I start both my PowerShell and Windows Server classes off with a basic lesson on PowerShell’s syntax. This lesson includes the importance of using TAB completion.  It never fails.  I always find someone who insist on typing everything.  Here are a few benefits of press the TAB key.

  1. Faster typing
  2. Less work
  3. Greater productivity
  4. Fewer typing errors
  5. No more using parameters that do not exists.
  6. No more using cmdlets that do not exists
  7. Less troubleshooting

All these sound like good reasons to press the TAB key, yet there are those that will not.  For those who want to type everything, this is what you are doing that the rest of the PowerShell community is not.

  1. Working hard
  2. More debugging
  3. Wasting time
  4. Making typos
  5. More frustration
  6. More stress
  7. Less productivity

Remember, every time you press the dash “-“ key, type one or two more characters and then press TAB. It will make your life easier. It is strange at first, but once that lught bulb turns on, you will not believe how much harder you were working before TA completion.

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