PowerTip: Check to See if a Command Completes Properly

Summary:  Learn how to check for proper completion of a Windows PowerShell command.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I tell if a Windows PowerShell command completes successfully?

               

 Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer

a. Query the $error automatic variable. If $error[0] reports no information, no errors have occurred.

b. Query the $? automatic variable. If $? is equal to true, the command completed successfully.