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PowerShell in Practice by Richard Siddaway

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Appendix A. PowerShell reference

This isn’t designed to be a full PowerShell reference, as that would duplicate the help system and possibly double the length of the book. I’m including the information that I tend to look up and forget where it can be found, some useful definitions, and a few pieces that aren’t in the documentation.

A.1. About files

The help files supplied with PowerShell contain information on the cmdlets as well as the about files. These are files that contain help information about PowerShell. The topics covered include:

  • Keywords such as if, for, and do
  • Advanced functions
  • Remoting
  • Operators

To view the available about files, access them as follows:

Get-Help about | select Name | Format-Wide -Column 3

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