13.1. The Help System

The PowerShell designers seem to have known from the very beginning that if the product was to be adopted and really used by a large number of people, it had to be easy to learn. Until now, we have concentrated on the conventions and the descriptive names for all built-in commands that read like English. Of course, even those can sometimes be difficult and that is why every command is fully documented. You can get help by calling the Get-Help cmdlet. Get-Help, being a good cmdlet citizen, returns objects, which may not be the best thing to spew at a novice user. To make the help text more accessible, PowerShell also provides a help command, which is a function that just calls Get-Help and pipes its output through the

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