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Get-Item - 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 item at the specified location.

Get-Item [-LiteralPath] <string[]> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Force] [
-Include <string[]>] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]

Get-Item [-Path] <string[]> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Force] [-Includ
e <string[]>] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-Item cmdlet gets the item at the specified location. It does not get the contents of the item at the locati
on unless you use a wildcard character (*) to request all the contents of the item.

The Get-Item cmdlet is used by Windows PowerShell providers to enable you to navigate through different types of da
ta stores.