How to create a Powershell v2 Module
If you need some functions a lot in different scripts you create maybe external function files. This is a good way to clean up your code. To get this functions running in your mainscript.ps1 you can call this other file “dotsourced”:
If you have more than one external function you have to call each file:
. C:\PSscript\Modules\Output\sayhello.ps1 . C:\PSscript\Modules\Output\saygoodday.ps1 . C:\PSscript\Modules\Output\saybye.ps1
In Powershell v2 you can create your own modules, which you can call by:
Now how can you create this output module?
- First you create a directory for the all modules, called Modules
- Secound you create a directory for the Output module, called Output
- Than copy all of your Powershell Scripts (.ps1 files) in to this folder
- Now create a file called Output.psm1. Its important that this file has the same name as the folder
- In this file write the following code (for each file in this folder):
. ./Modules/Output/sayhello.ps1 . ./Modules//Output/saygoodday.ps1 . ./Modules//Output/saybye.ps1
Now you can use the Import-Module to import your own module called output.
There are a lot of other things you can use to make everything a little bit easier, like system variables for the module and script paths.