PowerShell 1.0: Getting Help with Get-Help

Posted December 4, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Windows

If you are new to PowerShell, then you will definitely find the Get-Help cmdlet to be a quite useful tool for learning about Windows PowerShell. Here’s some “help” on using Get-Help:

Displays information about the help system in Windows PowerShell.

get-help get-command
Displays simple help for a cmdlet, such as Get-Process or Get-Eventlog.

get-help get-command -detailed
Displays detailed help for a cmdlet, including parameter descriptions and examples.

get-help get-command -full
Displays all of the available help for a cmdlet.

get-help get-command -examples
Displays only the examples of a help file.


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