Sort-Object easily sorts results for you. For primitive data such as numbers or strings, simply add Sort-Object to your pipeline. This gets you a sorted list of lottery numbers:
$lottery = 1..49 | Get-Random -Count 7 | Sort-Object # set the string you want to use to separate numbers in your output $ofs = ',' "Your numbers are $lottery"
Object data with multiple properties requires you to define the property you want to sort. This line sorts services by status:
Get-Service | Sort-Object -Property Status
Sort-Object even supports multiple sorts. This line sorts services by status, then sorts by service name:
Get-Service | Sort-Object -Property Status, DisplayName | Select-Object -Property DisplayName, Status
To reverse sort order, add the -Descending switch parameter.
For more control over sorting, for example, sorting one property ascending and another property descending, see our next tip.