How to find cmdlet aliases in PowerShell
Aliases in PowerShell are alternate names given to commands. You can think of them as nicknames for commands. For example,
pwd is an alias of
rm is an alias for
Remove-Item. Aliases are useful for shortening the name of a command, or to provide a different name that may be more familiar to the user.
Get the aliases for all PowerShell cmdlets
Get-Alias cmdlet is used to display all the aliases that are available in
the current PowerShell session:
Check the alias for a specific PowerShell cmdlet
To check the alias for a specific cmdlet, pass the cmdlet name to the
-Definition parameter as shown below:
Get-Alias -Definition New-Item
As you can see from the above output,
ni is the alias for
New-Item in this
Thanks for reading, and happy scripting!