Appendix J. Standard PowerShell Verbs
Cmdlets and scripts should be named using a
Verb-Noun syntax, for example,
Get-ChildItem. The official guidance is that, with
rare exception, cmdlets should use the standard PowerShell verbs. They should avoid any synonyms or concepts that can be mapped
to the standard. This allows administrators to quickly understand a set of
cmdlets that use a new noun.
To quickly access this list (without the definitions), type
Verbs should be phrased in the present tense, and nouns should be singular. Tables J-1 through J-6 list the different categories of standard PowerShell verbs.
Table J-1. Standard Windows PowerShell common verbs
Adds a resource to a container or attaches an element to another element
Append, Attach, Concatenate, Insert
Removes all elements from a container
Flush, Erase, Release, Unmark, Unset, Nullify
Removes access to a resource
Copies a resource to another name or container
Duplicate, Clone, Replicate
Sets a resource as a context
Push, Telnet, Open
Returns to the context that was present before a new context was entered
Searches within an unknown context for a desired item
Converts an item to a specified structure or layout
Read, Open, Cat, Type, Dir, Obtain, Dump, Acquire, Examine, Find, Search
Makes a display not visible
Joins a resource
Combine, Unite, Connect, Associate
Locks a resource
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