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Read-Host - 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
Reads a line of input from the console.

Read-Host [[-Prompt] <Object>] [-AsSecureString] [<CommonParameters>]

The Read-Host cmdlet reads a line of input from the console. You can use it to prompt a user for input. Because you
 can save the input as a secure string, you can use this cmdlet to prompt users for secure data, such as passwords,
 as well as shared data.