Measure-Object - 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 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.