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Get-Alias - Powershell 2.0 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.


Short description
Gets the aliases for the current session.

Get-Alias [[-Name] <string[]>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Scope <string>] [<CommonParameters>]

Get-Alias [-Definition <string[]>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Scope <string>] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-Alias cmdlet gets the aliases (alternate names for commands and executable files) in the current session. T
his includes built-in aliases, aliases that you have set or imported, and aliases that you have added to your Windo
ws PowerShell profile. 

By default, Get-Alias takes an alias and returns the command name. When you use the Definition parameter, Get-Alias
 takes a command name and returns its aliases.