What is PSReadLine
It's someone at work that told me about PSReadLine. I just took me 5 minutes to realize that this module is a life changer for everyone doing serious PowerShell. Here is what is does
This module replaces the command line editing experience in PowerShell.exe for versions 3 and up. It provides:
- Syntax coloring
- Simple syntax error notification
- A good multi-line experience (both editing and history)
- Customizable key bindings
- Cmd and emacs modes (neither are fully implemented yet, but both are usable)
- Many configuration options
- Bash style completion (optional in Cmd mode, default in Emacs mode)
- Bash/zsh style interactive history search (CTRL-R)
- Emacs yank/kill ring
- PowerShell token based "word" movement and kill
- Automatic saving of history, including sharing history across live sessions
- "Menu" completion (somewhat like Intellisense, select completion with arrows) via Ctrl+Space
More information about PSReadLine.
How to install it
First you'll need PowerShell 5. You can get it from Microsoft website's download section. Download PowerShell 5
In a PowerShell console, type the following:
Now that the module is installed. Open or create the file named:
and insert the following statement:
The PSReadLine module will now be imported everytime the PowerShell console is invoked.
Tryout this PowerShell module and let me know what you think...