Updated: April 27, 2016
Applies To: Windows PowerShell
Specifies an action that retrieves a resource. For example, the Get-Content cmdlet retrieves contents of items at a specified location.
Assembly: System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)
This verb is paired with Set. For consistency with other cmdlets that perform the same action, do not use verbs such as Read, Open, Cat, Type, Dir, Obtain, Dump, Acquire, Examine, Find, or Search 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.