Scripting Tips & Tricks: The PowerShell Script Analyzer Module


I love this new module. It makes adhering to scripting recommended practices an absolute doddle.

And there's no need to go and download it from a repository as it comes bundled with v5!

 

Unleash the Beast

Let's have a look at the cmdlets that  come with the psscriptanalyzer module:

 

Now, run Invoke-ScriptAnalyzer against one of my more popular scripts:

 

Seems I need replace my Write-Host statement with Write-Output!

 

Now, let's have a look at the rules used to analyse scripts:

 

Notice we have DSC rules here, too. Here's a snippet of the standard cmdlet output:

 

Here, we have Severity and Source. We also have a very useful Description property.

Finally, to get the latest version of the module run Update-Module with psscriptanalyzer supplied to the name parameter, as Administrator.

Update-Module -Name PsScriptAnalyzer

 

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