Accessing the Registry from the Powershell

With powershell it is possible to access the window registry directly from the commandline
with the default commands:

e.g:

PS C:\Users\eer> cd HKLM:
PS HKLM:\> cd SOFTWARE
PS HKLM:\SOFTWARE> Get-ChildItem


    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE


Name                           Property
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7-Zip                          Path : C:\Program Files\7-Zip\