PS> help - powershell help system
vaquitasos last edited by vaquitasos
Note: Officially it's Get-Help, but just
helpworks, and also lowercase works.
helpis a function.
TOPIC PowerShell Help System SHORT DESCRIPTION Displays help about PowerShell cmdlets and concepts. LONG DESCRIPTION PowerShell Help describes PowerShell cmdlets, functions, scripts, and modules, and explains concepts, including the elements of the PowerShell language. PowerShell does not include help files, but you can read the help topics online, or use the Update-Help cmdlet to download help files to your computer and then use the Get-Help cmdlet to display the help topics at the command line. You can also use the Update-Help cmdlet to download updated help files as they are released so that your local help content is never obsolete. Without help files, Get-Help displays auto-generated help for cmdlets, functions, and scripts. ONLINE HELP You can find help for PowerShell online in the TechNet Library beginning at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=108518. To open online help for any cmdlet or function, type: Get-Help <cmdlet-name> -Online UPDATE-HELP To download and install help files on your computer: 1. Start PowerShell with the "Run as administrator" option. 2. Type: Update-Help After the help files are installed, you can use the Get-Help cmdlet to display the help topics. You can also use the Update-Help cmdlet to download updated help files so that your local help files are always up-to-date. For more information about the Update-Help cmdlet, type: Get-Help Update-Help -Online or go to: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=210614 GET-HELP The Get-Help cmdlet displays help at the command line from content in help files on your computer. Without help files, Get-Help displays basic help about cmdlets and functions. You can also use Get-Help to display online help for cmdlets and functions. To get help for a cmdlet, type: Get-Help <cmdlet-name> To get online help, type: Get-Help <cmdlet-name> -Online The titles of conceptual topics begin with "About_". To get help for a concept or language element, type: Get-Help About_<topic-name> To search for a word or phrase in all help files, type: Get-Help <search-term> For more information about the Get-Help cmdlet, type: Get-Help Get-Help -Online or go to: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113316 EXAMPLES: Save-Help : Download help files from the Internet and saves them on a file share. Update-Help : Downloads and installs help files from the Internet or a file share. Get-Help Get-Process : Displays help about the Get-Process cmdlet. Get-Help Get-Process -Online : Opens online help for the Get-Process cmdlet. Help Get-Process : Displays help about Get-Process one page at a time. Get-Process -? : Displays help about the Get-Process cmdlet. Get-Help About_Modules : Displays help about PowerShell modules. Get-Help remoting : Searches the help topics for the word "remoting." SEE ALSO: about_Updatable_Help Get-Help Save-Help Update-Help
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