Appendix A. Cmdlets Installed with Windows PowerShell

The following cmdlets are installed with Windows PowerShell. This list gives you an idea of the sort of things you can do "out of the box" with Windows PowerShell. Please note that the description field (returned from Windows PowerShell) is often truncated in this list. To obtain more specific information on Windows PowerShell cmdlets, you can use the Get-Help cmdlet, as shown here:

Get-Help Set-Location

Table A-1. Default PowerShell Cmdlets

Name

Definition

Add-Content

Add-Content [-Path] <String[…

Add-History

Add-History [[-InputObject] …

Add-Member

Add-Member [-MemberType] <PS…

Add-PSSnapin

Add-PSSnapin [-Name] <String…

Clear-Content

Clear-Content [-Path] <Strin…

Clear-Item

Clear-Item [-Path] <String[]… ...

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