This section contains the help topics for the cmdlets that are installed with Windows PowerShell® Utility module, Microsoft.PowerShell.Utility. The Utility module contains cmdlets that manage the basic features of Windows PowerShell.
Adds custom properties and methods to an instance of a Windows PowerShell object.
Adds a Microsoft .NET Framework type (a class) to a Windows PowerShell session.
Deletes the value of a variable.
Compares two sets of objects.
Formats a string to match examples.
Converts object properties in comma-separated value (CSV) format into CSV versions of the original objects.
Converts a JSON-formatted string to a custom object.
Extracts and parses structured objects from string content.
Converts a string containing one or more key and value pairs to a hash table.
Converts objects into a series of comma-separated value (CSV) variable-length strings.
Converts Microsoft .NET Framework objects into HTML that can be displayed in a Web browser.
Converts an object to a JSON-formatted string.
Creates an XML-based representation of an object.
Starts an interactive debugging session with a runspace.
Disables the breakpoints in the current console.
Disables debugging on one or more runspaces, and releases any pending debugger stop.
Enables the breakpoints in the current console.
Enables debugging on runspaces where any breakpoint is preserved until a debugger is attached.
Exports information about currently defined aliases to a file.
Creates an XML-based representation of an object or objects and stores it in a file.
Converts objects into a series of comma-separated (CSV) strings and saves the strings in a CSV file.
Saves formatting data from the current session in a formatting file.
Imports commands from another session and saves them in a Windows PowerShell module.
Uses a customized view to format the output.
Displays a file or other input as hexadecimal.
Formats the output as a list of properties in which each property appears on a new line.
Formats the output as a table.
Formats objects as a wide table that displays only one property of each object.
Gets the aliases for the current session.
Gets the current culture set in the operating system.
Gets the current date and time.
Gets the events in the event queue.
Gets the event subscribers in the current session.
Computes the hash value for a file by using a specified hash algorithm.
Gets the formatting data in the current session.
Gets an object that represents the current host program.
Gets the properties and methods of objects.
Gets the breakpoints that are set in the current session.
Displays the current call stack.
Gets a random number, or selects objects randomly from a collection.
Gets active runspaces within a Windows PowerShellhost process.
Shows runspace debugging options.
Gets Windows PowerShell components that are instrumented for tracing.
Gets the extended type data in the current session.
Gets the current UI culture settings in the operating system.
Returns unique items from a sorted list.
Gets the variables in the current console.
Groups objects that contain the same value for specified properties.
Imports an alias list from a file.
Imports a CLIXML file and creates corresponding objects in Windows PowerShell.
Creates table-like custom objects from the items in a CSV file.
Imports language-specific data into scripts and functions based on the UI culture that is selected for the operating system.
Imports commands from another session into the current session.
Runs commands or expressions on the local computer.
Sends an HTTP or HTTPS request to a RESTful web service.
Gets content from a web page on the Internet.
Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets.
Calculates the numeric properties of objects, and the characters, words, and lines in string objects, such as files of text.
Creates a new alias.
Creates a new event.
Creates a GUID.
Creates an instance of a Microsoft .NET Framework or COM object.
Creates a temporary file.
Creates a TimeSpan object.
Creates a new variable.
Sends output to a file.
Sends output to an interactive table in a separate window.
Sends output to a printer.
Sends objects to the host as a series of strings.
Reads a line of input from the console.
Subscribes to events that are generated by the Windows PowerShell engine and by the New-Event cmdlet.
Subscribes to the events that are generated by a Microsoft .NET Framework object.
Deletes events from the event queue.
Deletes breakpoints from the current console.
Deletes extended types from the current session.
Deletes a variable and its value.
Selects objects or object properties.
Finds text in strings and files.
Finds text in an XML string or document.
Sends an email message.
Creates or changes an alias for a cmdlet or other command element in the current Windows PowerShell session.
Changes the system time on the computer to a time that you specify.
Sets a breakpoint on a line, command, or variable.
Configures, starts, and stops a trace of Windows PowerShell components.
Sets the value of a variable.
Creates Windows PowerShell commands in a graphical command window.
Sorts objects by property values.
Suspends the activity in a script or session for the specified period of time.
Saves command output in a file or variable and also sends it down the pipeline.
Configures and starts a trace of the specified expression or command.
Unblocks files that were downloaded from the Internet.
Cancels an event subscription.
Updates the formatting data in the current session.
Adds items to and removes items from a property value that contains a collection of objects.
Updates the extended type data in the session.
Stops a script in the debugger before running the next statement in the script.
Waits until a particular event is raised before continuing to run.
Writes a debug message to the console.
Writes an object to the error stream.
Writes customized output to a host.
Specifies how Windows PowerShell handles information stream data for a command.
Sends the specified objects to the next command in the pipeline.
Displays a progress bar within a Windows PowerShell command window.
Writes text to the verbose message stream.
Writes a warning message.