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June 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm


Re: Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches 2nd edition; page 26

First – excellent book.

Question: On page 26 @ 3.5.1 the output shown for help get-eventlog or help get-eventlog -detailed shows the parameter values. However, the output I get on my test system doesn't include the values.

For example, the following is shown in the example in the book:

Get-EventLog [-LogName] [[-InstanceId] ] ....

However, the output of the same commands on my Windows 8 system shows only the following:

Get-EventLog [-LogName] [[-InstanceId]]

Another example. The text shows this for the -ComputerName parameter.

...[-ComputerName ]

My system shows this:


The output of $PsVersionTable on my system is:

PS C:\> $psversiontable

Name                           Value
—-                           —–
PSVersion                      3.0
WSManStackVersion              3.0
CLRVersion                     4.0.30319.18046
BuildVersion                   6.2.9200.16604
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0}
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.2

I can find the information now shown by my system but I wonder what I'm missing here? MOL shows it should be available in the Syntax summary at top of help. Ideas?



June 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

There is ppresently a bug in the help downloads for core commands.  MS is aware.

June 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Don. And as noted – Excellent book. Thanks for not assuming I'm a programmer 🙂