Hides the output instead of sending it down the pipeline or displaying it.
Out-Null [-InputObject <PSObject>] [<CommonParameters>]
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.
Example 1: Delete output
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.
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
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).
You can pipe any object to this cmdlet. .
This cmdlet does not generate any output.
- 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.