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Out-Null

JuanPablo Jofre|Last Updated: 6/9/2017
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SYNOPSIS

Hides the output instead of sending it down the pipeline or displaying it.

SYNTAX

Out-Null [-InputObject <PSObject>] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Out-Null cmdlet sends its output to NULL, in effect, removing it from the pipeline and preventing the output to be displayed at the screen.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Get-ChildItem | Out-Null

This command gets items in the current location/directory, but its output is not passed through the pipeline nor displayed at the command line. This is useful for hiding output that you do not need.

PARAMETERS

-InputObject

Specifies the object to be sent to NULL (removed from pipeline). Enter a variable that contains the objects, or type a command or expression that gets the objects.

Type: PSObject
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

INPUTS

System.Management.Automation.PSObject

You can pipe any object to Out-Null.

OUTPUTS

None

Out-Null does not generate any output.

NOTES

  • The cmdlets that contain the Out verb (the Out cmdlets) do not have parameters for names or file paths. To send data to an Out cmdlet, use a pipeline operator (|) to send the output of a Windows PowerShell command to the cmdlet. You can also store data in a variable and use the InputObject parameter to pass the data to the cmdlet. For more information, see the examples.

*

Out-Null does not return any output objects. If you pipe the output of Out-Null to the Get-Member cmdlet, Get-Member reports that no objects have been specified.

Out-Default

Out-File

Out-Host

Out-Printer

Out-String

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