With Windows PowerShell it’s so commonplace to hear about and use one-liners….
For example on one line you could do this:
Get-Service | sort Status -Descending | select -First 6 | Format-Table –AutoSize
But to space things out a littler nicer, we could do line continuation using backticks and spread the exact same code onto several lines:
Get-Service | `
sort Status -Descending | `
select -First 6 | `
But, you may not be aware that you can also use the PIPE (|) symbol as a line continuation symbol as well.
sort Status -Descending |
select -First 6 |
Try them all, they all work the same, use whatever you like best.