True/False (Boolean) Values in PowerShell

This one keeps tripping me up. The following value


is actually evaluated as boolean TRUE in PowerShell if you type it in literally. PowerShell is a bit like JavaScript in how it handles true and false, there is true-ish and false-ish.

The easiest thing to remember is that


is true and


is false.

The Windows PowerShell Blog has a good indepth article on boolean values. Searching through Google for this answer tends to lend results that more deal with boolean operators and functions than the literal values themselves.

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