VerbsCommon::Copy Field


Updated: April 27, 2016

Applies To: Windows PowerShell

Specifies an action that copies a resource to another name or to another container. For example, the Copy-Item cmdlet that is used to access stored data, copies an item from one location in the data store to another location.

Namespace:   System.Management.Automation
Assembly:  System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)

literal String^ Copy

Field Value

Type: System::String^

For consistency with other cmdlets that perform the same action, do not use verbs such as Duplicate, Clone, or Replicate for this action.

The verb portion of a cmdlet name specifies the action that is taken by the cmdlet and is specified by the Cmdlet attribute. For more information about the declaration syntax that is used to specify the Cmdlet attribute, see Cmdlet Attribute Declaration.

For more information about the guidelines for selecting verb names, see Approved Verbs for Windows PowerShell Commands.

This example shows how this field is used in the Cmdlet attribute.

[Cmdlet(VerbsCommon.Copy, "Content")]
public class CopyContentCommand : Cmdlet

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