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How to retrieve specific file(s) information using Get-ChildItem in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:40:58

When the item (file) path is provided to the Get-ChildItem cmdlet, it extracts the file information like Name, LastWriteTime, Size, etc.ExampleGet-ChildItem -Path D:\Temp\style.cssOutputDirectory: D:\Temp Mode                LastWriteTime         Length Name ----                -------------     ... Read More

What are the parameters supported by Get-ChildItem in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:39:08

Below parameters are supported by Get-ChildItems. Get-ChildItem[[-Path] <string[]>] [[-Filter] <string>] [-Include <string[]>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Recurse] [-Depth <uint32>] [-Force] [-Name] [-Attributes <FlagsExpression[FileAttributes]>] [-FollowSymlink] [-Directory] [-File] [-Hidden] [-ReadOnly] [-System] [<CommonParameters>]

Which properties are supported by the Get-ChildItem in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:37:46

When you pipeline the parameter Get-Member (alias gm) and filter out properties then there will be two different properties that will be displayed. One is for the File and another is for the Folders.Get-ChildItem propertiesCommandGet-ChildItem | gm | where{$_.Membertype -eq "Property"}Output** Properties of Directory TypeName: System.IO.DirectoryInfo Name       ... Read More

What is Get-ChildItem cmdlet in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:30:53

Get-ChildItem (alias: dir) in Powershell is used to get the items inside the container. This container could be the Folders, Registry or the certificate store. You can retrieve items from one or more specified locations. This command works similar to the dir in command prompt but PowerShell provides a modern ... Read More

How to check if a process is exited from the system after executing Stop-Process command in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:30:25

After killing the process using Stop-Process command in PowerShell, you can determine if the process is really terminated from the system with HasExited function.For example, we will kill Notepad process and check if Notepad process still exists in the system?$notepad = Get-Process notepad | Stop-Process if($notepad.HasExited){"Process is terminated"} else{"Process is ... Read More

What is the use of Passthru parameter in Stop-Process in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:29:42

With the Passthru parameter, PowerShell returns the output in the console. For example, below notepad.exe process with ID 12344 will be stopped and the same will be displayed in the console with the Passthru parameter. Earlier it was not the case with only Stop-Process.PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Stop-Process -Id 12344 -PassThru     Handles  NPM(K)   ... Read More

How to confirm before stopping the process in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:29:14

To get the consent from the user before stopping process or instance, -confirm parameter is used.ExampleIn the below example, we will stop notepad.exe process with –Id 4900 using –Confirm parameter.PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Stop-Process -Id 4900 -Confirm Confirm Are you sure you want to perform this action? Performing the operation "Stop-Process" on target ... Read More

How to stop the specific instance of the process in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:28:44

To stop the specific instance of the process, Process ID needs to provide to Stop-Process cmdlet.ExampleIn the below example, we need to stop Notepad process with instance ID 25400.OutputHandles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K)     CPU(s)     Id  SI ProcessName -------  ------    -----      ----- ... Read More

How to stop all instances of the process in PowerShell?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:25:26

To stop running all the instances of the process in PowerShell Stop-Process command is used. For example, in the below example, we have two running instances of notepad.exe process.CommandPS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-Process notepadOutputPS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-Process notepad Handles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K)     CPU(s)     Id  SI ProcessName -------  ------ ... Read More

How to get process output in GridView format in PowerShell ?

Chirag Nagrekar

Chirag Nagrekar

Updated on 22-Jan-2020 12:24:51

To get the output in gridview format in PowerShell, you need to Pipeline the Out-GridView variable so the output will be in GUI format.CommandGet-Process | Sort-Object CPU -Descending | Select -First 10 | Out-GridView -Title "Top 10 CPU usage processes"

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