How to use the tree command in PowerShell?

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Tree command graphically shows the folder structure of the given drive or a path. It is similar to Get−ChildItem or dir recursive command except this shows the graphical structure. For example, the below command will retrieve the folder structure of C:\VMs including

tree c:\VMs


There are also two other switches supported for this command. They will appear in the help section of this command.

c:\>tree /?
Graphically displays the folder structure of a drive or path.

TREE [drive:][path] [/F] [/A]
/F Display the names of the files in each folder.
/A Use ASCII instead of extended characters.

This command is a cmd utility and hence we are using the ‘?’ symbol for the help command.

Command with /F switch which displays the name of the files in each folder.

tree c:\VMs /F


To display the one screen at a time, use the ‘more’ keyword in the pipeline. For example,

You can use /A switch uses text characters instead of graphical characters to show the line that links to subdirectories.

For example,

tree c:\VMs /a


Published on 25-Jan-2021 07:20:54