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Power Shell



An A-Z Index of Windows PowerShell commands

a
Get-Acl                    Get permission settings for a file or registry key
Set-Acl                    Set permissions
Get-Alias            gal   Return alias names for Cmdlets
Import-Alias        ipal   Import an alias list from a file
New-Alias            nal   Create a new alias.
Set-Alias            sal   Create or change an alias
Get-AuthenticodeSignature  Get the signature object associated with a file
Set-AuthenticodeSignature  Place a signature in a .ps1 script or other file
c
Set-Location  cd/chdir/sl  Set the current working location
Get-ChildItem   dir/ls/gci Get child items (contents of a folder or registry key)
Get-Command          gcm   Retrieve basic information about a command
Measure-Command            Measure running time
Trace-Command              Trace an expression or command
Add-Content           ac   Add to the content of the item
Get-Content   cat/type/gc  Get content from item (specific location)
Set-Content           sc   Set content in the item (specific location)
Clear-Content        clc   Remove content from a file/item
ConvertTo-Html             Convert the input into an HTML table
ConvertFrom-SecureString   Convert a secure string into an encrypted standard string
ConvertTo-SecureString     Convert an encrypted standard string into a secure string
   Clear-Host      clear/cls  Clear the screen
Clear-Item           cli   Remove content from a variable or an alias
Copy-Item     copy/cp/cpi  Copy an item from a namespace location
Get-Credential             Get a security credential (username/password)
Get-Culture                Get region information (language and keyboard layout)
d
Get-ChildItem   dir/ls/gci Get child items (contents of a folder or registry key)
Get-Date                   Get current date and time
Set-Date                   Set system time on the host system
Get-PSDrive          gdr   Get drive information (DriveInfo)
New-PSDrive      mount/ndr Install a new drive on the machine
Remove-PSDrive       rdr   Remove a provider/drive from its location
e
Get-Eventlog               Get eventlog data
Get-ExecutionPolicy        Get the execution policy for the shell
Set-ExecutionPolicy        Change the execution policy (user preference)
Export-Alias         epal  Export an alias list to a file
Export-Clixml              Produce a clixml representation of powershell objects
Export-Console             Export console configuration to a file
Export-Csv          epcsv  Export to Comma Separated Values (spreadsheet)
Invoke-Expression          Run a PowerShell expression
f
ForEach-Object    foreach  Loop for each object in the pipeline
ForEach                    Loop through values in the pipeline
Format-Custom         fc   Format output using a customized view
Format-List           fl   Format output as a list of properties, each on a new line
Format-Table          ft   Format output as a table
Format-Wide           fw   Format output as a table listing one property only
g
Get-Item              gi   Get a file/registry object (or any other namespace object)
Get-ChildItem   dir/ls/gci Get child items (contents of a folder or registry key)
h
Get-Help            help   Open the help file
Add-History                Add entries to the session history
Get-History  history/h/ghy Get a listing of the session history
Invoke-History     r/ihy   Invoke a previously executed Cmdlet
Get-Host                   Get host information
   Clear-Host      clear/cls  Clear the screen
Read-Host                  Read a line of input from the host console
Write-Host                 Display objects through the host user interface
i
if                         Conditionally perform a command
Import-Clixml              Import a clixml file and rebuild the PS object
Import-Csv         ipcsv   Take values from a CSV list and send objects down the pipeline.
Get-Item              gi   Get a file object or get a registry (or other namespace) object
Invoke-Item           ii   Invoke an executable or open a file (START)
New-Item              ni   Create a new item in a namespace
Remove-Item  rm/del/erase/rd/ri/rmdir   Remove an item
Set-Item              si   Change the value of an item
Clear-ItemProperty         Delete the value of a property
Copy-ItemProperty          Copy a property along with its value
Get-ItemProperty           Retrieve the properties of an object
Move-ItemProperty          Move a property from one location to another
New-ItemProperty           Set a new property of an item at a location
Remove-ItemProperty        Delete the property and its value from an item
Rename-ItemProperty        Rename a property of an item
Set-ItemProperty           Set the value of a property
l
Get-Location    pwd / gl   Get and display the current location
Pop-Location        popd   Set the current working location (from the stack)
Push-Location      pushd   Push a location to the stack
Set-Location  cd/chdir/sl  Set the current working location
m
Add-Member                 Add a member to an instance of a PowerShell object
Get-Member            gm   Enumerate the properties of an object
Move-Item      move/mv/mi  Move an item from one location to another
o
Compare-Object             Compare the properties of objects
Group-Object       group   Group the objects that contain the same value for a common property
Measure-Object             Measure the properties of an object
New-Object                 Create a new .Net object
Select-Object     select   Select properties of objects.
Sort-Object         sort   Sort objects by property value
   Where-Object               Filter the objects passed along the command pipeline.
Out-Default                Send output to default
Out-File                   Send command output to a file
Out-Host              oh   Send the pipelined output to the host
Out-Null                   Send output to null
Out-Printer           lp   Send the output to a printer
Out-String                 Send objects to the host as strings
p
Powershell                 Launch a powershell session
Convert-Path        cvpa   Convert a ps path to a provider path
Join-Path                  Combine a path and child-path
Resolve-Path        rvpa   Resolves the wildcards in a path
Split-Path                 Return part of a path
Test-Path                  Return true if the path exists, otherwise return false
Get-Pfxcertificate         Get pfx certificate information
Get-Process       ps/gps   Get a list of processes on a machine
Stop-Process    kill/spps  Stop a running process
Clear-ItemProperty   clp   Remove the property value from a property
Copy-ItemProperty    cpp   Copy a property along with it's value
Get-ItemProperty      gp   Retrieve the properties of an object
Move-ItemProperty     mp   Move a property from one location to another
New-ItemProperty           Set a new property
Remove-ItemProperty   rp   Remove a property and its value
Rename-ItemProperty  rnp   Renames a property at its location
Set-ItemProperty      sp   Set a property at the specified location to a specified value
Get-PsProvider             Get information for the specified provider
Set-PSdebug                Turn script debugging on or off
Add-PsSnapIn               Add snap-ins to the console
Get-PsSnapin               List PowerShell snap-ins on this computer
Remove-PSSnapin            Remove PowerShell snap-ins from the console
r
Read-Host                  Read a line of input from the host console
Remove-Item  rm/del/erase/rd/ri/rmdir   Remove an item
Rename-Item      ren/rni   Change the name of an existing item
Rename-ItemProperty        Rename a property of an item
s
Get-Service          gsv   Get a list of services
New-Service                Create a new service
Restart-Service            Stop and then restart a service
Resume-Service             Resume a suspended service
Set-Service                Change the start mode/properties of a service
Start-Service       sasv   Start a stopped service
Stop-Service        spsv   Stop a running service
Suspend-Service            Suspend a running service
Start-Sleep        sleep   Suspend shell, script, or runspace activity
Select-String              Search through strings or files for patterns
t
Tee-Object                 Send input objects to two places
New-Timespan               Create a timespan object
Trace-Command              Trace an expression or command
Get-Tracesource            Get components that are instrumented for tracing.
Set-Tracesource            Trace a PowerShell component
Start-Transcript           Start a transcript of a command shell session
Stop-Transcript            Stop the transcription process
u
Get-Uiculture              Get the ui culture information
Get-Unique            gu   Get the unique items in a collection
Update-Formatdata          Update and append format data files
Update-Typedata            Update the current extended type configuration
v
Clear-Variable       clv   Remove the value from a variable
Get-Variable          gv   Get a powershell variable
New-Variable          nv   Create a new variable
Remove-Variable       rv   Remove a variable and its value
Set-Variable      set/sv   Set a variable and a value
w
Where-Object       where   Filter input from the pipeline
Get-WMIobject              Get WMI class information
Write-Debug                Write a debug message to the host display
Write-Error                Write an object to the error pipeline.
Write-Output        echo   Write an object to the pipeline
Write-Progress             Display a progress bar
Write-Verbose              Write a string to the host's verbose display
Write-Warning              Write a warning message

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