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Windows 7: A question about PowerShell's Alias function

25 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
A question about PowerShell's Alias function

I am trying to set up a powershell resource file and add a bunch of aliases to common unix programs and I am trying to find out if I can alias function flags some how as well.

For example the string regex function Select-String looks alot like grep in the *nix world and I know I can alias Select-String to grep if I wanted to. However the flags are completely different so I am wondering is their a way to alias flags as well. For example going back to Select-String, Select-String -NotMatch would be grep -v. So to boil down my question can I make an alias to the flags of an alias.
Select-String -Case-Sensitive -> grep
Select-String -> grep -i
Select-String -NotMatch -> grep -v
etc ...

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26 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan

Sorry, Alpha, not possible.

See here:
You can create an alias for a cmdlet, but you cannot create an alias for a command with parameters and values. For example, you can create an alias for Set-Location, but you cannot create an alias for "Set-Location C:\Windows\System32".
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alpha90 View Post
So to boil down my question can I make an alias to the flags of an alias.
You're going to have to create a wrapper function for that.
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