PowerTip: Find PowerShell Commands


Summary: Learn how to easily find Windows PowerShell commands.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell if I do not know the appropriate command to use or the available options?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer In the Windows PowerShell console, type Show-Command. In the dialog box that appears, type what you need—
           such as process or service name. The appropriate Windows PowerShell commands appear, and you can select
           and run the command you need.

Comments (2)

  1. tommymaynard says:

    Edit above: Submitting my post removed my left angle bracket, cmdlet, right angle bracket between Get-Help and -ShowWindow.

  2. tommymaynard says:

    I’ve used Show-Command many times and never noticed the blue circle with the white question mark (when viewing a single cmdlet). Pressing it displays the full help, such as Get-Help -ShowWindow: Very nice.

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