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Powershell: Convert a string into a securestring and back to plaintext

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.Net and therefore the powershell has the ability to define a secure string. This means that the string is immediately deleted from memory if it is no longer needed.
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Powershell: Generate a GUID

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to create a GUID in powershell for the use in your own scripts call the static function NewGuid() from the system.Guid class.

PS D:\> [system.Guid]::NewGuid()
f3f8591a-c1d6-4d82-bec2-d3dac2c1fee5

Michael

Powershell: Write XML files with UNIX line endings

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if you want to create XML files with powershell which can be used on UNIX/Linux systems you need to write an own save function. Ths save() methode of the System.XML.XMLDocument class can only write Windows style XML files with Carriage return/New line endings.
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Git: Search in all versions of a file for a specific string

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to search in all versions of a file for a specfic string:
First get a list of all commits, then grep each commit:
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