Powershell - Format-List Cmdlet


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Format-List cmdlet can be used to formats the output as a list of properties where a property appears on a new line.

In these examples, we're see the Format-List cmdlet in action.

Example 1

In this example, first we've a file test.txt in D:\temp\test with content "Welcome to TutorialsPoint.Com" and test1.txt with content "Hello World!" and "Welcome to TutorialsPoint.Com" in two lines.

Get the file details in a variable.

$A = Get-ChildItem D:\temp\test\*.txt

Get the file details using Format-List cmdlet.

Format-List -InputObject $A

Output

You can see following output in PowerShell console.

Directory: D:\temp\test

Name           : test.txt
Length         : 31
CreationTime   : 4/4/2018 4:48:38 PM
LastWriteTime  : 4/11/2018 4:40:15 PM
LastAccessTime : 4/4/2018 4:48:38 PM
VersionInfo    : File:             D:\temp\test\test.txt
                 InternalName:     
                 OriginalFilename: 
                 FileVersion:      
                 FileDescription:  
                 Product:          
                 ProductVersion:   
                 Debug:            False
                 Patched:          False
                 PreRelease:       False
                 PrivateBuild:     False
                 SpecialBuild:     False
                 Language:         
                 

Name           : test1.txt
Length         : 44
CreationTime   : 4/12/2018 6:54:48 PM
LastWriteTime  : 4/12/2018 6:56:21 PM
LastAccessTime : 4/12/2018 6:54:48 PM
VersionInfo    : File:             D:\temp\test\test1.txt
                 InternalName:     
                 OriginalFilename: 
                 FileVersion:      
                 FileDescription:  
                 Product:          
                 ProductVersion:   
                 Debug:            False
                 Patched:          False
                 PreRelease:       False
                 PrivateBuild:     False
                 SpecialBuild:     False
                 Language:         

Example 2

Get the list of services

Type the following command in PowerShell ISE Console

Get-Service | Format-List

Output

You can see following output in PowerShell console.

Name                : AdobeARMservice
DisplayName         : Adobe Acrobat Update Service
Status              : Running
DependentServices   : {}
ServicesDependedOn  : {}
CanPauseAndContinue : False
CanShutdown         : False
CanStop             : True
ServiceType         : Win32OwnProcess

Name                : AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc
DisplayName         : Adobe Flash Player Update Service
Status              : Stopped
DependentServices   : {}
ServicesDependedOn  : {}
CanPauseAndContinue : False
CanShutdown         : False
CanStop             : False
ServiceType         : Win32OwnProcess
...         
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