Measure-Object - Powershell 1.0 CmdLet
Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.
More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.
Description Measure the properties of an object Usage Options -inputObject The objects to be measured. A command, expression or variable that contains the objects. -property string The property to measure. -average Average the values in the designated property. -sum Sum the values of the properties. -minimum Determine the minimum value of the properties. -maximum Determine the maximum value of the properties. -line Count the number of lines in the input object. -word Count the number of words in the input object. -character Count the number of characters in the input object. -ignoreWhiteSpace Ignore white space in word counts and character counts. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutVariable. Example(s) Count the number of files and folders in the current directory: PS C:\>get-childitem | measure-object Display the size of the largest and the size of the smallest file in the current directory: PS C:\>get-childitem | measure-object -property length -minimum -maximum Count the number of words in the file SS64.txt PS C:\>get-content C:\SS64.txt | measure-object -word