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Get-Command -Syntax vs Get-Help

Get-Command -Syntax vs Get-Help

Wait, is Get-Help or Get-Command right? At the PowerShell Summit 2015 I witnessed Lee Holmes state that Get-Command is always the better way to look up the syntax of a cmdlet. What did he mean by that? Get-Help and Get-Command are two of the only three cmdlets you need to know. The other being Get-Member. Why do you need both Get-Command AND Get-Help?

Random Man Page in PowerShell

Random Man Page in PowerShell

PowerShell is a programming language and console application that comes with “batteries included”. The help system and documentation is built in. Granted, it arrives in an outdated form for built-in modules and requires an Update-Help to be complete. A man page is crucial for understanding commands in Linux. One of the ways I learn new technology is to read the man page. It isn’t the most efficient way to learn, I prefer a combination of books and video training, but…

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