Out-Null | Taking on PowerShell one cmdlet at a time | Weekly Blog

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This is a part of an on-going blog series written by Adam Gordon. Each week, Adam will walk you through a PowerShell command, showing you when and how to use each one. This week, Adam covers Out-Null. 

When to use Out-Null?

The Out-Null cmdlet sends its output to NULL, in effect, removing it from the pipeline and preventing the output to be displayed at the screen.

What version of PowerShell am I using for this blog?

Get the PowerShell Version from your machine:

$PSVersionTable

This command shows you the PowerShell version information on your machine.

How to use Out-Null?

Delete output:

Get-ChildItem | Out-Null

This command gets items in the current location/directory, but its output is not passed through the pipeline nor displayed at the command line.

This is useful for hiding output that you do not need.

Learn last week’s command: Remove-Module.

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