PowerShell Builtin Help

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Type help help → display how to use help, and topics.

Here's common help syntax:

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powershell help dir screenshot, on linux

Help Screen Navigation Keys

On Windows

On MacOS and Linux

The basic keys are:

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PowerShell help nav keys on Linux

Press Tab Key for Name Completion

Press Tab key for name completion.

Press Tab again to see next choice.

Name completion work on options too. For example, type help dir -e then Tab.

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