# PowerTip: Measure Performance of PowerShell Command

Dr Scripto

Summary: Measure how long it takes for a Windows PowerShell command to complete.

If I change one command to try to improve the speed of my Windows PowerShell script , how can I see if
that command is faster than the one I changed?

Use the Measure-Command cmdlet. For example, to see if Get-Date or [datetime]::now is faster,
place the command in a script block as shown here:

Measure-Command -Expression {get-date}

Measure-Command -Expression {[datetime]::now}