I am frequently making calls such as:
in Powershell 2. For many, but not all, of these commands, I am not shown the contents of the help entry. Instead, I get duplicates, and only the help object itself is displayed:
[PS2]> get-help remove-distributiongroup | more Name Category Synopsis ---- -------- -------- Remove-DistributionGroup Cmdlet Use the Remove-DistributionGroup... Remove-DistributionGroup Cmdlet Use the Remove-DistributionGroup...
Being a complete PS novice, I hack around this by doing something similar to the following:
[PS2]> $var = get-help remove-distributiongroup [PS2]> $var | get-member ... Output ... [PS2]> $var.Parameters |more ... Part of the documentation ... [PS2]> $var.Synopsis |more ... Another part of the documentation ...
Couple of questions.
- Will my Windows admin co-workers know how to remove the duplicate entries? I'm just a Unix guy.
- If not, is there an easier method to get what I need instead of the convoluted hack I came up with above?
Tried pk's suggestion, but sadly that didn't work. Here's the output when piped through select -unique:
Name Category Synopsis ---- -------- -------- Get-DistributionGroup Cmdlet Use the Get-DistributionGroup cm...