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I have some aliases that are defined in MS Dos style, how can I invoke those from Powershell? When I type "alias" from Powershell prompt, I can see my aliases defined there but when I try to call them by just typing their names, Powershell complains with a message like "The term 'whatever' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet...".

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Please add an example. –  pk. Jun 5 '12 at 20:40
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@pk I believe these are aliases set up via doskey. Example: superuser.com/questions/49170/create-an-alias-in-windows-xp –  sysadmin1138 Jun 5 '12 at 20:46
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From Getting doskey macros to work in PowerShell:

PS> doskey /exename=powershell.exe cd\home=pushd $env:USERPROFILE\$*

and

PS> doskey /exename=powershell.exe /MACROFILE=mymacros.txt

See that page for more information.

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