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Clear-Item - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

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Short description
Deletes the contents of an item, but does not delete the item.

Clear-Item [-LiteralPath] <string[]> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Force]
     [-Include <string[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]
    Clear-Item [-Path] <string[]> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Force] [-Incl
    ude <string[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]

The Clear-Item cmdlet deletes the value of an item, but it does not delete the item. For example, Clear-Item can delete the value of a variable, but it does not delete the variable. The value that used to represent a cleared item is defined by each Windows PowerShell provider.  Clear-Item is similar to Clear-Content, but it works on aliases and variables, instead of files.