PowerShell: List of Aliases

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Many commands in PowerShell by default have many aliases, so if you are familiar with cmd.exe or bash, you can use it right away.

For example, dir, ls, gci, are all the same as Get-ChildItem .

List All Aliases of a Command

Get-Alias -definition fullname

List all aliases of a cmdlet.

Get-Alias itself has an alias of gal

get-alias -definition get-childitem
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Find Full Name of a Alias

# find the full name of the alias dir
get-alias dir
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Create New Alias


create or set alias.

Set-Alias -Name l -Value Get-ChildItem

# short syntax
sal l Get-ChildItem

Note: unlike bash, you cannot create a alias to command with options. Write a Function instead.

Delete a Alias

Example, to remove alias x, do Remove-Item alias:x

List Aliases

# list all alias
Get-Alias *

List of All PowerShell Aliases

Order by Alias

Order by Full Name

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