Powershell - Where-Object Cmdlet


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Where-Object cmdlet can be used to select objects having particular property values from the collection of objects that are passed to it.

In these examples, we're see the Where-Object cmdlet in action.

Example 1

Get stopped services.

Get-Service | Where-Object {$_.Status -eq "Stopped"}

Output

You can see following output in PowerShell console.

Status   Name               DisplayName                           
------   ----               -----------                           
Stopped  AdobeFlashPlaye... Adobe Flash Player Update Service     
Stopped  AeLookupSvc        Application Experience                      

Example 2

Get processes based on process name.

Type the following command in PowerShell ISE Console

Get-Process | Where-Object {$_.ProcessName -Match "^p.*"}

Output

You can see following output in PowerShell console.

Handles  NPM(K)    PM(K)      WS(K) VM(M)   CPU(s)     Id ProcessName                           
-------  ------    -----      ----- -----   ------     -- -----------                           
     62       7     1176       4992    61     0.03   7440 pageant
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