PowerTip: Find Specific Help Articles with PowerShell


Summary: Learn how to easily find specific Help articles with Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to find a Help article about automatic variables, if I am not sure of the title?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Help cmdlet and begin with about_ , then press Tab expansion. It will cycle through matches.
           If you think the article is about_automatic_Variables, you can begin with the following command:

Help about_a<tab>

To quickly find the specific article, when the title appears, press ENTER to retrieve the article.

Comments (3)

  1. PetSerAl says:

    For me, tab expansion on help topics does not work. (Windows 10, PS 5)

  2. Paul Arnold says:

    Same for me – Win 10, PS 5.

  3. David Forsberg says:

    Works fine for me. W10 PS5
    Get-Help About_

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