Help in Powershell 5

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  • #51334
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    Windows LiveUser163
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    I have installed Powershell 5 on Windows 7.

    help get-childitem

    does not show -Attributes parameter.

    help get-childitem -showwindow

    does not show full help although is checked in settings.
    What's wrong with my system?

  • #51338
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    Don Jones
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    Have you run Update-Help?

    • #51342
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      Windows LiveUser163
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      I have run Windows Update, then I have run

      Update-Help -Force

      I wonder if my problem has anything to do with Powershell 2, which is also installed.

  • #51340
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    Dave Wyatt
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    That's a dynamic parameter, and I think I've seen some messages going around that have said there's a problem with Get-Help and dynamic params at the moment. You can get information about them with "Get-Help FileSystem" (or substitute another provider name there if you want that provider's params.)

  • #51373
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    Richard Diphoorn
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    Dave is right. The help system is in some places broken/not up-to-date. June Blender already opened a bug on uservoice, you can vote here: https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/301869-powershell/suggestions/15487608-help-for-filesystem-dynamic-parameters-of-get-chil

    So this is not a problem on your computer, and has nothing to do with PowerShell v2 installed. Just a bug.

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