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General

Our comparison cheatsheet of frequently used bash commands and their ps equivalents

Bash/Linux PowerShell
ls ls
mv mv
cp cp
pwd pwd
rm rm
cat cat
grep select-string
echo echo
var=0 $var=0
df gdr
Get-PSdrive
wc measure-object
wc -l type [gc [object]]|measure-object -line|select lines
ps ps
find gci
diff diff
kill kill
time measure-command
if [condition] then something fi if (condition) { something }
-e file Test-Path file
for ((i=0; i < 10; i++)) ; do echo $i ; done for ($i=0;$i -lt 10; $i++) { echo $i }

Networking

Our comparison cheatsheet of frequently used bash networking commands and their ps equivalents

Bash/Linux PowerShell
ipconfig Sort InterfaceIndex | FT InterfaceIndex, InterfaceAlias, AddressFamily, IPAddress, PrefixLength -Autosize
ping Test-NetConnection
nslookup Resolve-DnsName
Resolve-Dnsname -Name -Type <a/cname/txt/aaaa>
route Get-NetRoute
Get-NetRoute -Protocol Local -DestinationPrefix 192.168*|Get-NetAdapter Wi-Fi
netstat -an Get-NetTCPConnection | ? State -eq Listen
Get-NetTCPConnection | ? State -eq Listen | ? LocalAddress -notlike “::*”
tracert Test-NetConnection www.microsoft.com –TraceRoute
Test-NetConnection outlook.com -TraceRoute | Select -ExpandProperty TraceRoute | % { Resolve-DnsName $_ -type PTR -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue }
netstat Get-NetTCPConnection | Group State, RemotePort | Sort Count | FT Count, Name –Autosize
Get-NetTCPConnection | ? State -eq Established | FT –Autosize
Get-NetTCPConnection | ? State -eq Established | ? RemoteAddress -notlike 127* | % { $; Resolve-DnsName $.RemoteAddress -type PTR -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue }
who
w
ForEach ($log in (get-eventlog system -source Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon -After (Get-Date).AddDays(-7))) {if($log.instanceid -eq 7001) {$type = “Logon”} Elseif ($log.instanceid -eq 7002){$type=”Logoff”} Else {Continue} $res += New-Object PSObject -Property @{Time = $log.TimeWritten; “Event” = $type; User = (New-Object System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier $Log.ReplacementStrings[1]).Translate([System.Security.Principal.NTAccount])}};$res;

Passwords

Generate Random Password

Lastly some commands for generating random passwords:

Bash/Linux PowerShell
/dev/urandom tr -dc _A-Z-a-z-0-9 head -c${1:-32};echo;
tr -cd ‘[:alnum:]’ < /dev/urandom fold -w30 | head -n1
openssl rand –base64 14 Add-Type -AssemblyName System.web
[System.Web.Security.Membership]::GeneratePassword(12,3)

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