What is cmdlet? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Windows glossary:

A cmdlet (pronounced "command-let") is a lightweight Windows PowerShell script that performs a single function. A cmdlet, which is expressed as a verb-noun pair, has a .ps1 extension.

Although Windows PowerShell includes more than two hundred basic core cmdlets, administrators can also write their own cmdlets and share them. Each cmdlet will have a help file that can be accessed by typing Get-Help CmdletName-Detailed.  The detailed view of the cmdlet help file includes a description of the cmdlet, the command syntax, descriptions of the parameters and an example that demonstrate use of the cmdlet. 

Popular basic cmdlets include:

Cmdlet

Function

 Get-Location

 get the current directory

 Set-Location

 change the current directory

Copy-Item

 copy files

 Remove-Item

 remove a file or directory

 Move-Item

 move a file

 Rename-Item 

 rename a file

 New-Item create a new empty file or directory

 create a new empty file or directory

 




 

This was last updated in March 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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