Find The PowerShell Command You Were Looking For
PowerShell might be a new beast for many SharePoint administrators. Microsoft has been helpful by providing hundreds of commandlets with SharePoint 2010. However, when the commandlets have names such as Start-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryAndSiteSettingsServiceInstance, remembering the correct commandlet can in many cases be impossible. Using tab key for autofill is not very usefu, considering the commandlet naming conventions.
Luckily the PowerShell basics are here to help you. One of the most helpful commandlets is Get-Command. For example to get all commandlets related to enterprise search, just type
To just display the command names, format it:
To get all the commands with noun SPWeb, type
To get help how to use a certain commandlet, use the Get-Help commandlet
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