Tab Completion Console Application PowerShell

Tab Completion Console Application PowerShell

PowerShell applications provide ways to help minimize typos by Tab Completion in Console Application.

The console application supports tab completion in four areas:

  • Type Get-S and press Tab a few times, then try pressing Shift-Tab. PowerShell will cycle back and forth through all of the potential matches—continue to press those keys until you’ve hit the command you want.
  • Type Dir, then a space, then C:\, and then hit Tab. PowerShell will start cycling through available file and folder names from the current folder.
  • Type Set-Execu, and hit Tab. Then type a space and a dash (-). Start pressing Tab to see PowerShell cycle through the parameters for the command. You could also type part of a parameter name, like -E, and press Tab to start cycling through matching parameters. Hit Escape to clear the command line.
  • Type Set-Execu again, and press Tab. Type a space, then -E, and hit Tab again. Type another space, and hit Tab again. PowerShell will cycle through the legal values for that parameter. This works only for parameters that have a predefined set of allowable values (the set is called an enumeration). Again, hit Escape to clear the command line—you don’t want to run that command yet.
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