PowerShell: Print to Screen

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Print to Screen


print to screen. Useful for printing status for user.

Write-Host 'hi there'
# print file paths of all jpg files in current dir
Write-Host (Resolve-Path *jpg) -separator "`n"

Print to Screen or Pipe

Write-Output (alias echo , write)

print to screen or sent it to the pipeline, if there is a pipe.

Command Output are Automatically Printed to Screen


send output to screen. Out-Host is automatically appended to every command that is executed.

Suppress Command Output

# suppress command output
mkdir dirName | Out-Null
# suppress command output. most efficient
$null = mkdir dirName

PowerShell: Input/Output