Searching PoshCode repository from your Desktop in Windows 7

February 16th, 2009 by Karl

A picture says a thousand words



Search results from the PowerShell Code Repository right there on your desktop in windows 7 thanks to federated search and Jaykul adding OpenSearch support to PoshCode. YAY

So how do you get this. Simply download this link  and save it as fileextention .OSDX to your windows 7 machine. Then Run it. 

That is a simple OSDX file that is just an XML file describing the OpenSearch interface. the full text is here. and it comes from PoshCode itself.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="" xmlns:moz="">
  <Description>PowerShell script repository search interface</Description>
  <Tags>PowerShell Scripts Scripting Code Modules</Tags>
  <Url type="text/html" template="{searchTerms}" />
  <Url type="application/rss+xml" template="{searchTerms}" />
  <Image height="16" width="16" type="image/"></Image>
<!–   <Url type="application/x-suggestions+json" template="


Posted in poshcode, Powershell | 5 Comments »

5 Responses

  1. Andy Says:

    Bloody excellent !

  2. Episode 61 - Joe Pruitt from F5 and the ABCs of PowerShell « PowerScripting Podcast Says:

    [...] Karl shows us how to search the PoshCode repository directly from Windows 7 [...]

  3. « PowerShell и другие скрипты Says:

    [...] а если вы тестируете Windows 7, то можете добавить простое расширение для встроенного поиска. Для этого [...]

  4. sergtask Says:

    Thank`s !!! :)

  5. Episode 75 – Poshcode with MVPs Joel Bennett and Oisin Grehan « PowerScripting Podcast Says:

    [...] aleksandar:… Questions: 9:25 ChadMiller: ##Does the new poshcode fix the mulit-version thing 9:30 OsamaSajid: This was discussed a while back.. How many PowerShell MVPs are there? – 35 9:33 ChadMiller: ##Can you see script download stats 9:37 aleksandar: ## when do you plan to remove beta tag from 2.0? 9:51 aleksandar: ## PowerShellPlus and PowerGUI can search for scripts on Will we have that feature in PowerShell ISE too? 9:56 glnsize-1: ## talk about the upcomming module support… can i use poshcode v2 as an svn for my v2 modules.  Could/should poshcode replace codplex as the goto for big powershell projects. 10:14 glnsize-1: ## will v2 have the 1500 line cap that v1 has today. 10:15 ChadMiller: ## Are snapins — compiled cmdlets supported in new poshcode Superhero [...]

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