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Pushover Notifications from Powershell

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Pushover Notifications from PowershellPush notifications to our mobile devices are something we’ve all become used to and expect from modern applications. But sending push notifications from our scripts is not as easy as sending emails. One system that fills that gap is Pushover. They provide a mobile app for iOS and Android that costs $5. After purchasing it you can send 7500 notifications per month for free, which is pretty reasonable.

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Subversion In Powershell

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I recently had a need to develop some Powershell scripts to use Subversion in Powershell. I needed to automate checking out content from Subversion to a server. I decided to use SharpSVN, which is a great .NET client library for Subversion. So it also works well in Powershell. Because I had several places I wanted to hook into SVN, I created a library script that I could reuse in my other scripts.

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Write to the Event Log with Powershell

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Write to the Event Log with Powershell

Writing to the Event Log is one of my preffered methods of logging in Powershell or .NET. Luckily Powershell makes it pretty easy. You can quickly add Powershell Event Logging to your scripts using this snippet.

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Powershell One Liner – Easy Directory Zipping

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Powershell One Liner – Easy Directory Zipping

Powershell One Liner - Easy Directory ZippingFor me one of most common tasks in Powershell is zipping or extracting files. Whether you’re backing up a few config files before pushing an updated version, or unzipping gigs of log files, dealing with zip files is an ever present task. In the early days of Powershell what I and many others used was the Shell.Application COM Object. For very basic functions, it worked fine.

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