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Measure-Object - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

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Measure-Object

Short description
Calculates the numeric properties of objects, and the characters, words, and lines in string objects, such as files
 of text.

Syntax
Measure-Object [-Average] [-Maximum] [-Minimum] [-Sum] [[-Property] <string[]>] [-InputObject <psobject>] [<CommonP
arameters>]

Measure-Object [-Character] [-IgnoreWhiteSpace] [-Line] [-Word] [[-Property] <string[]>] [-InputObject <psobject>] 
[<CommonParameters>]

Description
The Measure-Object cmdlet calculates the property values of certain types of object. Measure-Object performs three 
types of measurements, depending on the parameters in the command.
The Measure-Object cmdlet performs calculations on the property values of objects. It can count objects  and calcul
ate the minimum, maximum, sum, and average of the numeric values. For text objects, it can count and calculate the 
number of lines, words, and characters.