All Hail Dir UseALot!

Some of you know my relationship with the a command prompt goes back a long, long way. Naturally I became very adept at using the DIR command, fully taking advantage of its switches to tease out hidden information or to quickly get just the information I wanted. When PowerShell first came out, I made the transition to the DIR alias without too much difficulty. Although I still found myself wanting to run a command like DIR /ad  (ie list only directories). Yes, you can achieve the same results with the PowerShell cmdlets, but that takes too much typing, especially for something I might want to use on a regular basis. I finally got around to writing a DIR function for PowerShell that better emulates my beloved DIR command from the CMD shell. Continue reading