Converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.
Convert-Path [-Path] <String> [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]
Convert-Path -LiteralPath <String> [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]
The Convert-Path cmdlet converts a path from a Windows PowerShell path to a Windows PowerShell provider path.
Example 1: Convert the working directory to a standard file system path
PS C:\> Convert-Path .
This command converts the current working directory, which is represented by a dot (.), to a standard file system path.
Example 2: Convert a provider path to a standard registry path
PS C:\> Convert-Path HKLM:\Software\Microsoft
This command converts the Windows PowerShell provider path to a standard registry path.
Example 3: Convert a path to a string
PS C:\> Convert-Path ~ C:\Users\User01
This command converts the path to the home directory of the current provider, which is the FileSystem provider, to a string.
Specifies, as a string array, the path to be converted. The value of the LiteralPath parameter is used exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes escape characters, enclose it in single quotation marks. Single quotation marks tell Windows PowerShell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences.
Type: String Parameter Sets: LiteralPath Aliases: PSPath Required: True Position: Named Default value: None Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters: False
Specifies the Windows PowerShell path to be converted.
Type: String Parameter Sets: Path Aliases: Required: True Position: 0 Default value: None Accept pipeline input: True (ByPropertyName, ByValue) Accept wildcard characters: False
Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress. For more information, see about_transactions.
Type: SwitchParameter Parameter Sets: (All) Aliases: usetx Required: False Position: Named Default value: False Accept pipeline input: False 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 a path, but not a literal path, to this cmdlet.
This cmdlet returns a string that contains the converted path.
The cmdlets that contain the Path noun manipulate path names and return the names in a concise format that all Windows PowerShell providers can interpret. They are designed for use in programs and scripts where you want to display all or part of a path name in a particular format. Use them like you would use Dirname, Normpath, Realpath, Join, or other path manipulators.
You can use the path cmdlets with several providers, including the FileSystem, Registry, and Certificate providers.
This cmdlet is designed to work with the data exposed by any provider. To list the providers available in your session, type
Get-PSProvider. For more information, see about_Providers.