PowerTip: Find Cmdlets that Need TimeSpan Object


Summary: Use Get-Command to find cmdlets that need a TimeSpan object for input.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find which cmdlets will accept a TimeSpan object for input?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the ParameterType parameter from the Get-Command cmdlet, for example:

Get-Command -ParameterType timespan

Comments (3)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi
    The example above doesn’t give any output!

    Shouldn’t it be
    get-command -parametername * -parametertype timespan
    or
    get-command | where {$_.definition -match "-Timespan"}

  2. Anonymous says:

    @Ed
    I also tried it out on Windows 8.1 with PS 4.0
    Is functionality added by installed module / snapin?

  3. Ed Wilson says:

    @Andre the command works as written Get-Command -ParameterType timespan on my Windows 8.1 laptop with PowerShell 4.0.

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