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Wait-Process - 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
Waits for the processes to be stopped before accepting more input.

Wait-Process [-Id] <Int32[]> [[-Timeout] <int>] [<CommonParameters>]

Wait-Process -InputObject <Process[]> [[-Timeout] <int>] [<CommonParameters>]

Wait-Process [-Name] <string[]> [[-Timeout] <int>] [<CommonParameters>]

The Wait-Process cmdlet waits for one or more running processes to be stopped before accepting input.  In the Windo
ws PowerShell console, this cmdlet suppresses the command prompt until the processes are stopped. You can specify a
 process by process name or process ID (PID), or pipe a process object to Wait-Process. 

Wait-Process works only on processes running on the local computer.