Set-Variable - 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 Set a variable and a value Usage Options -Name String The name of the variable(s), may be piped. -value Object The value to assign to the variable. -include string Items upon which Set-variable will act, excluding all others. -exclude string Items upon which Set-variable will not act, include all others. -option option The valid options are: None : Set no options. (default) ReadOnly: The alias cannot be changed unless you use -Force. Constant: The alias cannot be changed, even by using -Force. Private : The alias is available only within the scope specified by -Scope. It is invisible in all other scopes. -scope string The scope in which this alias is valid. Valid values are "Global", "Local", "Private" or "Script", or a number relative to the current scope ( 0 through the number of scopes, where 0 is the current scope and 1 is its parent). "Local" is the default. For more, type "get-help about_scope". -force Override restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding, apart from security settings. Make the best attempt at setting the variable. -passThru Pass the object created by this cmdlet through the pipeline. -whatIf Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command. -confirm Prompt for confirmation before executing the command. -description string The description of the variable. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutVariable. Example(s) Set the value of the "SS64" variable to "My Sample text ": PS C:\>set-variable -name SS64 -value "My Sample text" Create a global, read-only variable that contains all processes on the system: PS C:\>set-variable -name myprocs -value (Get-Process) -option constant -scope global In the example above, the value is enclosed in parentheses this executes the command: (Get-Process) before storing the result in the variable, rather than just storing the text "Get-Process".