Contact Info

Crumbtrail » Administration » Powershell » Powershell 1.0 » Set-Location

Set-Location - 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.


Set the current working location


-path string
       The path to a new working location.

   -literalPath string
       Like Path above, only the value is used exactly as typed.
       No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes any
       escape characters then enclose the path in single quotation marks.
       The stack to which the location is being set.

       Pass the object created by this cmdlet through the pipeline.
       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutVariable.

Set the current location to HKLM in the registry provider:

PS C:\>set-location HKLM:

Set the current location to the environment variable provider:

PS C:\>set-location env: -passthru

Set the current location to the C:\ drive in the FileSystem provider:

PS C:\>set-location C: