PowerTip: Search Help Files in PowerShell

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Use the Category parameter to assist in searching Help files in Windows PowerShell.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can you search the about* Help files in Windows PowerShell for a specific topic?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Specify HelpFile for the Category parameter, and use a wild card for the value of the Name parameter.
The following example returns all the about* Help files that contain the letters “power” in the name.

Get-help -Name *power* -Category helpfile


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