About the PowerShell Proxy Extensions Module

Create proxy functions without writing proxy command internals with the PowerShell Proxy Extensions module. Creating proxy functions has never been easier!

The module can be installed automatically by downloading the MSI package or manually by downloading a ZIP file.

The MSI package will install the module under your Documents folder in the following location:

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\pspx.

The ZIP file contents need to be manually extracted to one of the paths that is included as part of the PSModulePath environment variable. Typically users will unzip the contents of the ZIP file into the following folder:

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules *
  • If the directory doesn't exist then you need to manually create it.

PowerShell Compatibility

Windows PowerShell 2.0
Windows PowerShell 3.0 (currently verified as working on the release preview)


How to use the module

Check if the module is installed correctly, from your PowerShell session type:

PS > Get-Module -Name pspx -ListAvailable

ModuleType Name                      ExportedCommands
---------- ----                      ----------------
Manifest   pspx                      {}


If you don't see the above result then the module was not installed correctly.

Importing the module

PS > Import-Module pspx

# Get a list of module exported commands.
PS > Get-Command -Module pspx | Format-Table CommandType,Name

CommandType     Name
-----------     ----
Alias           Fix-It
Function        Get-ProxyFunction
Function        New-ProxyFunction
Alias           npx
Alias           proxy

Creating proxy functions

Many people believe the best way to learn is by example, and I'm no exception. To see what you can do with this module, take a look at the files in the demos folder under the module installation folder. These files contain commands that can be used to generate proxy functions quickly and easily without having to worry about setting up the functions themselves.

Last edited Jul 18, 2012 at 9:38 PM by poshoholic, version 19