Supplying options for cmdlets

One of the useful features of Windows PowerShell is the standardization of the syntax in working with cmdlets. This vastly simplifies the learning of the new shell and language. Table 1-1 lists the common parameters. Keep in mind that some cmdlets cannot implement some of these parameters. However, if these parameters are used, they will be interpreted in the same manner for all cmdlets, because the Windows PowerShell engine itself interprets the parameters.

Table 1-1. Common parameters

Parameter

Meaning

-whatif

Tells the cmdlet to not execute, but to tell you what would happen if the cmdlet were to run.

-confirm

Tells the cmdlet to prompt before executing the command.

-verbose

Instructs the cmdlet to provide ...

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