Find True Property Names

by Mar 18, 2011

Sometimes, the column names you see when you run cmdlets do not really correspond with the true object property names. For example, Get-Process will create a column named "CPU(s)," and Get-EventLog will display a column named "Time." However, when you try and use Select-Object, Sort-Object, or Format-Table on these column names, you will get empty columns because  they do not really exist.
The true property names are returned when you pipe results to Select-Object *. As it turns out, "CPU(s)" really is called "CPU," and "Time" is really "TimeWritten."


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