October 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm #55257
Recently was watching a beginners course on how to use Powershell and I ran into a bump.
When the tutorial said to type in:
My console returned this:
Name Category Module Synopsis ---- -------- ------ -------- Get-Help Cmdlet Microsoft.PowerShell.Core Displays information about Windows PowerShell ... New-PSSessionConfigurationFile Cmdlet Microsoft.PowerShell.Core Creates a file that defines a session configur... Where-Object Cmdlet Microsoft.PowerShell.Core Selects objects from a collection based on the... Rename-Item Cmdlet Microsoft.PowerShell.M... Renames an item in a Windows PowerShell provid... Update-TypeData Cmdlet Microsoft.PowerShell.U... Updates the extended type data in the session.
When the tutorial video said it should list items like about_Arithmetic_Operators or about_Assignment_Operators.
And when I type Get-Help about_Arithmetic_Operators. This happens even though I have recently updated the help:
get-help : Get-Help could not find about_Arithmetic_Operators in a help file in this session. To download updated help topics type: "Update-Help". To get help online, search for the help topic in the TechNet library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=107116. At line:1 char:1 + get-help about_Arithmetic_Operators + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : ResourceUnavailable: (:) [Get-Help], HelpNotFoundException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HelpNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetHelpCommand
October 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm #55259
for the first one you should get:
PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-Help *operators*
Name Category Module Synopsis
—- ——– —— ——-
about_Arithmetic_Operators HelpFile Describes the operators that perform arithmetic in Windows PowerShell.
about_Assignment_Operators HelpFile Describes how to use operators to assign values to variables.
about_Comparison_Operators HelpFile Describes the operators that compare values in Windows PowerShell.
about_Logical_Operators HelpFile Describes the operators that connect statements in Windows PowerShell.
about_Operators HelpFile Describes the operators that are supported by Windows PowerShell.
about_Type_Operators HelpFile Describes the operators that work with Microsoft .NET Framework types.
The second one failed because it cannot find what help is looking for. When you run help do you get any errors.
October 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm #55261
What happens if you run get-help about_*?
On clean installs of Windows 10 it appears that most of the about_ help files are missing. Earlier thread on this subject.
October 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm #55264
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