PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Locate the Help File You Need


Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find the Help file you need.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I figure out the exact name of the Help file that I am looking for about sessions?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use a wildcard character with Get-Help to narrow down the scope of the Help files:

Get-Help about_*session*

 

Name                              Category  Module                    Synopsis

----                              --------  ------                    --------

about_PSSessions                  HelpFile                            Describes Windows PowerShell sessions (PSSessi...

about_PSSession_Details           HelpFile                        Provides detailed information about Windows Po...

about_Remote_Disconnected_Sess... HelpFile               Explains how to disconnect from and reconnect ...

about_Session_Configurations      HelpFile                      Describes session configurations, which determ...

about_Session_Configuration_Files HelpFile                   Describes session configuration files, which c...

about_CIMSession                  HelpFile                             SHORT DESCRIPTION

Comments (2)

  1. Chen V says:

    Good tip and great help

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