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I'd like to use get-childitem recursively, but only have it return files not directories. The best solution I have just doesn't seem natural:

gci . *.* -rec | where { $_.GetType().Name -eq "FileInfo" }
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Try this:

gci . *.* -rec | where { ! $_.PSIsContainer }
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In Powershell 3.0, it is simpler,

gci -Directory #List only directories
gci -File #List only files

This is even shorter,

gci -ad # alias for -Directory
gci -af # alias for -File
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In PowerShell 3.0 you can also use the newly added -Attributes parameter
(together with logical operators)

Get-ChildItem -Recurse -Attributes !Directory+!System

Golfed

dir -r -Attributes !D
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