Listing Official PowerShell Verbs

by Oct 16, 2009

As you probably know, PowerShell cmdlets adhere to a strict verb-noun syntax. You cannot choose just any verb when you compile your own cmdlets in a snap-in, but are limited to "approved" official PowerShell verbs. However, there is no guidance when you create functions.

In PowerShell v.2, a new function called Get-Verb will assist you. It lists all officially approved PowerShell verbs so you can pick one that suits you best while sticking to common guidelines.

Actually, Get-Verb is a great example of how to use .NET to query for PowerShell specifics. Use this line to view its source code:


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