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August 29, 2017 at 11:53 am


This is my first post so please be understanding with this simple question from a novice.

I was testing the set-alias commandlet, and think I've now screwed up a commandlet which doesn't work with either the full commandlet name or the alias I tried to assign it.

I ran the following:

set-alias get-eventlog el

I think that I should have written this:

set-alias el get-eventlog

Is that correct?

Unfortunately, I can not run get-eventlog anymore. How can I reset get-eventlog?

Any assistance is much appreciated.

Regards, Darren

August 29, 2017 at 12:19 pm

It should be enough when you start a new console window. Aliasses will not be saved automaticly.

August 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Thank you Olaf for the quick response.

I suppose my next question is – how do I create an alias that will persist?

August 29, 2017 at 12:48 pm

You could use a Powershell profile.

Get-Help about_profiles

I'd rather use tab completion instead of a lot of aliasses or abbreviations.

August 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Thanks again Olaf 🙂

August 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Thank you Simon 🙂