New Training: Getting Help in PowerShell 7
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New Training: Getting Help in PowerShell 7

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte teaches you how to get help in PowerShell and covers the purpose of the Get-Command, Get-Help, and Get-Member cmdlets. Watch this new Microsoft Windows Server training.

Watch the full course: Programming Foundations with PowerShell 7

This training includes:

  • 6 videos
  • 38 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Getting Help Introduction
  • Get-Help, Update-Help, and Save-Help
  • Syntax and Parameters
  • Get-Command
  • Get-Member
  • Getting Help Challenge

How to Get-Help When Using PowerShell

One of the greatest benefits to any PowerShell user is the ability to get help directly through the Get-Help PowerShell cmdlet. The Get-Help cmdlet allows users to pass in a parameter that a user requests information on and returns PowerShell-related concepts or information related to the parameter in question. Get-Help returns information regarding cmdlets, functions, workflows, concepts, commands, Information Model commands, and other PowerShell-native concepts related to the entry in question.

Get-Help works by entering the Get-Help command followed by a cmdlet name. In doing so, Get-Help will pass along help files or basic information about the cmdlet in question. These mentioned help files that possess help resources need to be added to many machines via the cmdlet update-Help. In leveraging the PowerShell cmdlet Get-Help, users are able to gain access to a wealth of helpful information pertaining to the various cmdlets available in PowerShell.



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