Question about Get-Help local vs online This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Whip1ash 4 years, 2 months ago. Author Posts July 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm #8008 Whip1ashParticipant I have a very simple/quick question: I'm going through Learn Windows Powershell 3 In a Month of Lunches and I noticed something odd about the "Get-Help" command. (Specifically Chapter 3 page 26) In the book when listing syntax for say the Get-Help Get-Eventlog command it will show the following: Get-EventLog [-LogName] [ [ -InstanceID] ] etc etc If I actually run Get-Help Get-EventLog I see this: Get-EventLog [-LogName] [-InstanceId] etc etc The only way I can get the syntax in the help file to match the examples in the book is if I run the command with the online parameter as follows: Get-Help Get-EventLog -online It will then open a web page and the syntax matches the book examples. It's not a huge deal but something doesn't seem quite right to me. Am I missing something? Could someone set me straight? Thanks! July 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm #8012 Don JonesKeymaster There's a bug in the downloaded help files right now. See my blog post on the main page. 🙁 July 1, 2013 at 5:33 pm #8013 Whip1ashParticipant Bah sorry! I came straight to the forums rather than skim over your blog posts. 🙂 Thanks very much for pointing me in the right direction! Have a great night. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.