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ryan-leap / Get-WmiObjectTimeout.ps1
Created Nov 2, 2019
Get-WmiObject with a timeout
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Function Get-WmiObjectTimeout {
Get-WmiObject call with a timeout
.PARAMETER ComputerName
Specifies the target computer for the management operation
.PARAMETER Namespace
Specifies the WMI repository namespace where the specified WMI class is located when used with the Class
ryan-leap / Get-ExceptionErrorType.ps1
Last active Feb 2, 2020
Get the error type of an exception (so you can write code to catch that particular exception)
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# Quick bit of code to get the error type of an exception so that
# you can write code to catch that particular exception
Try { 1 / 0 } Catch { "Exception Error Type is: [$($_.Exception.GetType().FullName)]"}
# Running the above:
# Exception Error Type is: [System.Management.Automation.RuntimeException]
# Now use the output to catch that specific error type
Try { 1 / 0 } Catch [System.Management.Automation.RuntimeException] { "Caught it!" }
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function Show-AutoComplete {
param (
[string] $Fruit = 'Apple'
Write-Host "The chosen value is [$Fruit]"
ryan-leap / Get-ProcessAncestry.ps1
Created Oct 24, 2020
Shows info about the current process, and it's parent, and it's parent...
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$processId = $PID
do {
$thisProcess = Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_Process -Filter "ProcessId = $processId"
$thisProcess | Select-Object ProcessId,ParentProcessId,Name,CreationClassName,CreationDate,CommandLine
$processId = $thisProcess.ParentProcessId
} while ($null -ne $processId)