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Name Synopsis
Add-Content Adds content to the specified item(s).
Add-History Appends entries to the session history.
Add-Member Adds a user-defined custom member to an instance of a Windows PowerShell object.
Add-PathVariable PSCX Cmdlet: Adds the specified paths to the end of the named, path-oriented environment variable.
Add-PSSnapin Adds one or more Windows PowerShell snap-ins to the current console.
Clear-Content Deletes the contents of a item, such as deleting the text from a file, but does not delete the item.
Clear-Item Deletes the contents of an item, but does not delete the item.
Clear-ItemProperty Deletes the value of a property but it does not delete the property.
Clear-MSMQueue PSCX Cmdlet: Purges all messages from a queue
Clear-Variable Deletes the value of a variable.
Compare-Object Compares two sets of objects.
ConvertFrom-Base64 PSCX Cmdlet: Converts base64 encoded string to byte array.
ConvertFrom-SecureString Converts a secure string into an encrypted standard string.
Convert-Path Converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.
ConvertTo-Base64 PSCX Cmdlet: Converts byte array or specified file contents to base64 string.
ConvertTo-Html Creates an HTML page that represents an object or a set of objects.
ConvertTo-MacOs9LineEnding PSCX Cmdlet: Converts the line endings in the specified file to Mac OS9 and earlier style line endings “r”.
ConvertTo-SecureString Converts encrypted standard strings to secure strings. It can also convert plain text to secure strings. It is used with ConvertFrom-SecureString and Read-Host.
ConvertTo-UnixLineEnding PSCX Cmdlet: Converts the line endings in the specified file to Unix line endings “n”.
ConvertTo-WindowsLineEnding PSCX Cmdlet: Converts the line endings in the specified file to Windows line endings “rn”.
Convert-Xml PSCX Cmdlet: Performs XSLT transforms on the specified XML file or XmlDocument.
Copy-Item Copies an item from one location to another within a namespace.
Copy-ItemProperty Copies a property and value from a specified location to another location.
Disconnect-TerminalSession PSCX Cmdlet: Disconnects a specific remote desktop session on a system running Terminal Services/Remote Desktop
Expand-Archive PSCX Cmdlet: Expands a compressed archive file, or ArchiveEntry object, to its constituent file(s).
Export-Alias Exports information about currently-defined aliases to a file.
Export-Bitmap PSCX Cmdlet: Exports bitmap objects to various formats.
Export-Clixml Creates an XML-based representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file.
Export-Console Exports the configuration of the current console to a file so that you can reuse or share it.
Export-Csv Creates a comma-separated values (CSV) file that represents the input objects.
ForEach-Object Performs an operation against each of a set of input objects.
Format-Byte PSCX Cmdlet: Displays numbers in multiples of byte units.
Format-Custom Uses a customized view to format the output.
Format-Hex PSCX Cmdlet: Displays the contents of files or byte streams in hex format and optionally ASCII.
Format-List Formats the output as a list of properties in which each property appears on a new line.
Format-Table Formats the output as a table.
Format-Wide Formats objects as a wide table that displays only one property of each object.
Format-Xml PSCX Cmdlet: Pretty print for XML files and XmlDocument objects.
Get-Acl Gets the security descriptor for a resource, such as a file or registry key.
Get-ADObject PSCX Cmdlet: Search for objects in the Active Directory/Global Catalog.
Get-AdoConnection PSCX Cmdlet: Create an ADO connection to any database supported by .NET on the current machine. You can enumerate available ADO.NET Data Providers with the Get-AdoDataProvider Cmdlet.
Get-AdoDataProvider PSCX Cmdlet: List all registered ADO.NET Data Providers on the current machine.
Get-Alias Gets the aliases for the current session.
Get-AuthenticodeSignature Gets information about the Authenticode signature in a file.
Get-ChildItem Gets the items and child items in one or more specified locations.
Get-Clipboard PSCX Cmdlet: Gets data from the clipboard.
Get-Command Gets basic information about cmdlets and about other elements of Windows PowerShell commands.
Get-Content Gets the content of the item at the specified location.
Get-Credential Gets a credential object based on a user name and password.
Get-Culture Gets information about the regional settings on a computer.
Get-Date Gets the current date and time.
Get-DhcpServer PSCX Cmdlet: Gets a list of authorized DHCP servers.
Get-DomainController PSCX Cmdlet: Gets domain controllers.
Get-DriveInfo PSCX Cmdlet: Gets disk usage information on the system’s disk drives.
Get-EnvironmentBlock PSCX Cmdlet: Lists the environment blocks stored on the environment block stack.
Get-EventLog Gets information about local event logs or the entries stored in those event logs.
Get-ExecutionPolicy Gets the current execution policy for the shell.
Get-FileVersionInfo PSCX Cmdlet: Gets a FileVersionInfo object for the specified path.
Get-ForegroundWindow PSCX Cmdlet: Returns the hWnd or handle of the window in the foreground on the current desktop. See also Set-ForegroundWindow.
Get-Hash PSCX Cmdlet: Gets the hash value for the specified file or byte array via the pipeline.
Get-Help Displays information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets and concepts.
Get-History Gets a list of the commands entered during the current session.
Get-Host Gets a reference to the current console host object. Displays Windows Powershell version and regional information by default.
Get-HttpResource PSCX Cmdlet: Gets an HTTP resource or optionally the headers associated with the resource.
Get-Item Gets the item at the specified location.
Get-ItemProperty Retrieves the properties of a specified item.
Get-Location Gets information about the current working location.
Get-Member Gets information about objects or collections of objects.
Get-MountPoint PSCX Cmdlet: Returns all mount points defined for a specific root path.
Get-MSMQueue PSCX Cmdlet: Returns a list of all queues matching the filter parameters
Get-OpticalDriveInfo PSCX Cmdlet: Get information on optical drive capabilities on the local machine.
Get-PathVariable PSCX Cmdlet: Gets the specified path-oriented environment variable.
Get-PEHeader PSCX Cmdlet: Gets the Portable Header information from an executable file.
Get-PfxCertificate Gets information about .pfx certificate files on the computer.
Get-Privilege PSCX Cmdlet: Lists privileges held by the session and their current status.
Get-Process Gets the processes that are running on the local computer.
Get-PSDrive Gets information about Windows PowerShell drives.
Get-PSProvider Gets information about the specified Windows PowerShell provider.
Get-PSSnapin Gets the Windows PowerShell snap-ins on the computer.
Get-PSSnapinHelp PSCX Cmdlet: Generates a XML file containing all documentation data.
Get-Random PSCX Cmdlet: Returns a random number or a byte array.
Get-ReparsePoint PSCX Cmdlet: Gets NTFS reparse point data.
Get-Service Gets the services on the local computer.
Get-ShortPath PSCX Cmdlet: Gets the short, 8.3 name for the given path.
Get-TabExpansion PSCX Cmdlet: Gets matching tab expansions.
Get-TerminalSession PSCX Cmdlet: Gets information on terminal services sessions.
Get-TraceSource Gets the Windows PowerShell components that are instrumented for tracing.
Get-UICulture gets information about the current user interface culture for Windows PowerShell.
Get-Unique Returns the unique items from a sorted list.
Get-Variable Gets the variables in the current console.
Get-WmiObject Gets instances of WMI classes or information about available classes.
Group-Object Groups objects that contain the same value for specified properties.
Import-Alias Imports an alias list from a file.
Import-Bitmap PSCX Cmdlet: Loads bitmap files.
Import-Clixml Imports a CLIXML file and creates corresponding objects within Windows PowerShell.
Import-Csv Imports comma-separated value (CSV) files in the format produced by the Export-CSV cmdlet and returns objects that correspond to the objects represented in that CSV file.
Invoke-AdoCommand PSCX Cmdlet: Execute a SQL query against an ADO.NET datasource.
Invoke-Apartment PSCX Cmdlet:
Invoke-Expression Runs a Windows PowerShell expression that is provided in the form of a string.
Invoke-History Runs commands from the session history.
Invoke-Item Invokes the provider-specific default action on the specified item.
Join-Path Combines a path and child-path into a single path. The provider supplies the path delimiters.
Join-String PSCX Cmdlet: Joins an array of strings into a single string.
Measure-Command Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets.
Measure-Object Measures characteristics of objects and their properties.
Move-Item Moves an item from one location to another.
Move-ItemProperty Moves a property from one location to another.
New-Alias Creates a new alias.
New-GenericObject PSCX Cmdlet: Creates objects from generic types using an easier syntax. NOTE: PowerShell V2 users can use PowerShell’s built-in New-Object cmdlet. In V2, it also supports an easier syntax for creating generic objects.
New-Hardlink PSCX Cmdlet: Creates filesystem hard links. The hardlink and the target must reside on the same NTFS volume.
New-Item Creates a new item in a namespace.
New-ItemProperty Sets a new property of an item at a location.
New-Junction PSCX Cmdlet: Creates NTFS directory junctions.
New-MSMQueue PSCX Cmdlet: Creates a new queue object with the defined properties
New-Object Creates an instance of a .Net or COM object.
New-PSDrive Installs a new WIndows PowerShell drive.
New-Service Creates a new entry for a Windows Service in the registry and the Service Database.
New-Shortcut PSCX Cmdlet: Creates shell shortcuts.
New-Symlink PSCX Cmdlet: Creates filesystem symbolic links. Requires Microsoft Windows Vista or later.
New-TimeSpan Creates a TimeSpan object.
New-Variable Creates a new variable.
Out-Clipboard PSCX Cmdlet: Formats text via Out-String before placing in clipboard.
Out-Default Send the output to the default formatter and the default output cmdlet. This cmdlet has no effect on the formatting or output. It is a placeholder that lets you write your own Out-Default function or cmdlet.
Out-File Sends output to a file.
Out-Host Sends output to the command line.
Out-Null Deletes output instead of sending it to the console.
Out-Printer Sends output to a printer.
Out-String Sends objects to the host as a series of strings.
Ping-Host PSCX Cmdlet: Sends ICMP echo requests to network hosts.
Pop-EnvironmentBlock PSCX Cmdlet: Pops the topmost environment block.
Pop-Location Changes the current location to the location most recently pushed onto the stack. You can pop the location from the default stack or from a stack that you create by using Push-Location.
Push-EnvironmentBlock PSCX Cmdlet: Pushes the current environment onto the environment block stack.
Push-Location Pushes the current location onto the stack.
Read-Archive PSCX Cmdlet: Enumerates compressed archives such as 7z or rar, emitting ArchiveEntry objects representing records in the archive.
Read-Host Reads a line of input from the console.
Receive-MSMQMessage PSCX Cmdlet: Receives the first message available in the queue. This call is synchronous, and blocks the current thread of execution until a message is available.
Remove-Item Deletes the specified items.
Remove-ItemProperty Deletes the property and its value from an item.
Remove-MountPoint PSCX Cmdlet: Removes a mount point, dismounting the current media if any. If used against the root of a fixed drive, removes the drive letter assignment.
Remove-PSDrive Removes a Windows PowerShell drive from its location.
Remove-PSSnapin Removes Windows PowerShell snap-ins from the current console.
Remove-ReparsePoint PSCX Cmdlet: Removes NTFS reparse junctions and symbolic links.
Remove-Variable Deletes a variable and its value.
Rename-Item Renames an item in a Windows PowerShell provider namespace.
Rename-ItemProperty Renames a property of an item.
Resize-Bitmap PSCX Cmdlet: Resizes bitmaps.
Resolve-Assembly PSCX Cmdlet: Resolve and optionally import Assemblies by partial name with optional Version.
Resolve-Host PSCX Cmdlet: Resolves host names to IP addresses.
Resolve-Path Resolves the wildcard characters in a path and displays the path contents.
Restart-Service Stops and then starts one or more services.
Resume-Service Resumes one or more suspended (paused) services.
Scroll-Table PSCX Cmdlet: An object oriented “pager” for PowerShell. Designed as an interactive replacement of Format-Table and Format-List. Press ? or h inside to get keyboard help.
Scroll-Text PSCX Cmdlet: A less-like pager for Windows Powershell. Press ? or h inside to get keyboard help.
Select-Object Selects specified properties of an object or set of objects. It can also select unique objects from an array of objects or it can select a specified number of objects from the beginning or end of an array of objects.
Select-String Identifies patterns in strings.
Select-Xml PSCX Cmdlet: Select elements in XML files and XmlDocument objects with XPath expressions.
Send-MSMQMessage PSCX Cmdlet: Wraps an object in a Message, and places it onto the defined queue.
Send-SmtpMail PSCX Cmdlet: Sends email via specified SMTP server to specified recipients.
Set-Acl Changes the security descriptor of a specified resource, such as a file or a registry key.
Set-Alias Creates or changes an alias (alternate name) for a cmdlet or other command element in the current Windows PowerShell session.
Set-AuthenticodeSignature Uses an authenticode signature to sign a Windows PowerShell script or other file.
Set-Clipboard PSCX Cmdlet: Puts the specified object into the system clipboard.
Set-Content Writes or replaces the content in an item with new content.
Set-Date Changes the system time on the computer to a time that you specify.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Changes the user preference for the execution policy of the shell.
Set-FileTime PSCX Cmdlet: Sets a file or folder’s created and last accessed/write times.
Set-ForegroundWindow PSCX Cmdlet: Given an hWnd or window handle, brings that window to the foreground. Useful for restoring a window to uppermost after an application which seizes the foreground is invoked. See also Get-ForegroundWindow
Set-Item Changes the value of an item to the value specified in the command.
Set-ItemProperty Sets the value of a property at the specified location.
Set-Location Sets the current working location to a specified location.
Set-PathVariable PSCX Cmdlet: Sets the specified path-oriented environment variable.
Set-Privilege PSCX Cmdlet: Adjusts privileges associated with a user (identity).
Set-PSDebug Turns script debugging features on and off, sets the trace level and toggles strict mode.
Set-Service Changes the display name, description, or starting mode of a service.
Set-TraceSource Configures, starts, and stops a trace of Windows PowerShell components.
Set-Variable Sets the value of a variable. Creates the variable if one with the requested name does not exist.
Set-VolumeLabel PSCX Cmdlet: Modifies the label shown in Windows Explorer for a particular disk volume.
Skip-Object PSCX Cmdlet: Skips the specified objects in the pipeline.
Sort-Object Sorts objects by property values.
Split-Path Returns the specified part of a path.
Split-String PSCX Cmdlet: Splits a single string into an array of strings.
Start-Process PSCX Cmdlet: Starts a new process.
Start-Service Starts one or more stopped services.
Start-Sleep Suspend shell, script, or runspace activity for the specified period of time.
Start-TabExpansion PSCX Cmdlet: Initializes the tab expansion caches.
Start-Transcript Creates a record of all or part of a Windows PowerShell session in a text file.
Stop-Process Stops one or more running processes.
Stop-Service Stops one or more running services.
Stop-TerminalSession PSCX Cmdlet: Logs off a specific remote desktop session on a system running Terminal Services/Remote Desktop
Stop-Transcript Stops a transcript.
Suspend-Service Suspends (pauses) one or more running services.
Tail-File PSCX Cmdlet: Tails the contents of a file – optionally waiting on new content.
Tee-Object Pipes object input to a file or variable, then passes the input along the pipeline.
Test-Assembly PSCX Cmdlet: Tests whether or not the specified file is a .NET assembly.
Test-MSMQueue PSCX Cmdlet:
Test-Path Determines whether all elements of a path exist.
Test-Scroll PSCX Cmdlet:
Test-UserGroupMembership PSCX Cmdlet: Tests whether or not a user (current user by default) is a member of the specified group name.
Test-Xml PSCX Cmdlet: Tests for well formedness and optionally validates against XML Schema.
Trace-Command The Trace-Command cmdlet configures and starts a trace of the specified expression or command.
Update-FormatData Updates and appends format data files.
Update-TypeData Updates the current extended type configuration by reloading the *.types.ps1xml files into memory.
Where-Object Creates a filter that controls which objects will be passed along a command pipeline.
Write-BZip2 PSCX Cmdlet: Create BZIP2 format archive files from pipline or parameter input.
Write-Clipboard PSCX Cmdlet: Writes objects to the clipboard using their string representation, bypassing the default PowerShell formatting.
Write-Debug Writes a debug message to the host display.
Write-Error Writes an object to the error pipeline.
Write-GZip PSCX Cmdlet: Create GNU ZIP (GZIP) format files from pipeline or parameter input.
Write-Host Displays objects by using the host user interface
Write-Output Writes objects to the success pipeline.
Write-Progress Displays a progress bar within a Windows PowerShell command window.
Write-Tar PSCX Cmdlet: Create Tape Archive (TAR) format files from pipeline or parameter input.
Write-Verbose Writes a string to the verbose display of the host.
Write-Warning Writes a warning message.
Write-Zip PSCX Cmdlet: Create ZIP format archive files from pipline or parameter input.