A command in Powershell can have one or many alias. An alias is the command but in a shorter and mostly abbreviated form. Some aliases are made to match bash commands.
This command lists the content of the current working directory.
To find the alias of a command in Powershell use the
For example, find all the aliases start with r
Get-Alias command itself has an alias
gal. The following will do the same thing as above…
Get-Alias also gets the full command of an alias
ls -> Get-ChildItem
We can also find all the aliases of the specified command with the
-Definition parameter. For example, let’s find all the aliases of the
Get-ChildItem command. We use
-d which is short for
gal -d get-childitem
dir -> Get-ChildItem gci -> Get-ChildItem ls -> Get-ChildItem
Get-Command finds the commands by command name.
Get-Command has the alias
gcm. So we can do this…
Get cmdlets starting with get
gcm -c cmdlet get*
The above is the same as….
Get-Command -CommandType Cmdlet Get*
To get help on any of the aliases or commands, just type help in front of the command. For example…