Updated: April 27, 2016
Applies To: Windows PowerShell
Specifies an action that acquires information from a source. For example, the Read-Host cmdlet reads a line of input from the console.
Assembly: System.Management.Automation (in System.Management.Automation.dll)
This verb is paired with Write. Do not use verbs such as Acquire, Prompt, or Get 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 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.