PowerShell: Variable

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Variable name starts with a dollar sign $

💡 TIP: Variable names are case-insensitive.

Variable name can contain space or unicode. Use {} to quote them, like this: ${odd var name}

Create Variable

$x = 3

Variable can store output of a command

$x = dir

Clear Variable

Set it to $null or use Clear-Variable

$x = $null
Clear-Variable $x

Delete Variable

Remove-Item -Path Variable:\varName

Remove-Item -Path variable:\x

List Variables

dir variable:

here's part of the output:

PowerShell list variables 2021-09-10
PowerShell list variables