How to get help and find aliases of commands in Windows Powershell?

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.



Amarkani waxa uu taxayaa content ee buugga shaqada hadda.
alias: ls, dir



To find the alias of a command in Powershell use the Get-Alias amarka.


Tusaale ahaan, find all the aliases start with r
get-alias r*


The Get-Alias Amarka laftiisa ayaa alias ah gal. The following will do the same thing as above
gal r*


Get-Alias Waxa kale oo uu helo amarka buuxa ee alias ah
gal ls
Outputs: ls -> Get-ChildItem


We can also find all the aliases of the specified command with the -Definition parameter. Tusaale ahaan, let’s find all the aliases of the Get-ChildItem amarka. We use -d which is short for -Definition

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
Hel cmdlets bilaabo karaa
gcm -c cmdlet get*


kor ku xusan waa la mid ah sida….
Get-Command -CommandType Cmdlet Get*

To get help on any of the aliases or commands, just type help in front of the command. Tusaale ahaan…

help cp



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