Get-Directory Function

In the olden days (i.e. when I used CMD.EXE), I often did "dir *." to quickly get a list of the directories in the current path. PowerShell doesn't work this way (which is good because it would be unexpected), so I had to make a replacement.

function Get-Directory { ls $Args | ? { $_.PSIsContainer } }

The alias which makes most sense to me for this function is "lsd". What, that acronym is already in use? 🙂

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Jonathan Walz

Since March 2007, Jonathan Walz has been the co-host and technical brains for the PowerScripting Podcast. Conceived as a radio show for the PowerShell community, the podcast is the longest-lived PowerShell show in existence, and has featured dozens of weekly guests.