PowerShell – Common Paramaters

Every command in powershell, has a set of “common parameters” (i.e. options). This is indicated in all the help pages, in the syntax section…which alway ends with:


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This family of paramaters is made up of the following parameters:
– Debug (db)
– ErrorAction(ea)
– ErrorVariable(ev)
– OutVariable(ov)
– OutBuffer(ob)
– Verbose(vb)
– WarningAction(wa)
– WarningVariable(wv)

For more info, check out:

help about_CommonParameters # “help” is a function of get-help, and does the same thing.