Using Echo instead of write-output This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Richard Siddaway 1 year, 5 months ago. Author Posts April 29, 2016 at 12:02 am #38375 Graham BeerParticipant Is it frowned upon to use echo in a script instead of write-output ? April 29, 2016 at 1:26 am #38377 Richard SiddawayModerator Echo is an alias of Write-Output. It is generally viewed as best practice NOT to use aliases in scripts. Always use the full cmdlet & parameter names. It doesn't affect performance and improves readability immensely. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.