Where are About_* files on Powershell Core 6?

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  • #94239

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    Hi I'm new on Windows Powershell in general and use a lot the help system; when I try Powershell Core for first time and look for "help about_*" and don't retrive anything, it's that correct? I try the same in a couple of machines.
    Thanks in advance.

  • #94300

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    You can just review them online (Github)...

    aka.ms/pscore6-docs

    ...which are the most updated vs static ones on the system.

    Question, did you update the local help files first, just as you have to do for Windows PowerShell?

    Update-Help -Force

    Then do ,,,

    Get-Help about_*
        pwsh
    
        PowerShell v6.0.1
        Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
        https://aka.ms/pscore6-docs
        Type 'help' to get help.
    
        Get-Help about_*
    
        update-help -Force
    
        Get-Help about_*
    
        Name                              Category  Module                    Synopsis
        ----                              --------  ------                    --------
        about_Aliases                     HelpFile
        about_Arithmetic_Operators        HelpFile
        about_Arrays                      HelpFile
        about_Assignment_Operators        HelpFile
    

    Since you say you are new to PoSH, see this for learning guidance.

    'powershell.org/forums/topic/declare-functions-at-the-beginning-of-the-script/#post-94096'

  • #94336

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    Hi postanote, thanks for the response.
    I think I discover the problem, I did the things that you said but there was not changes:

    PowerShell v6.0.1
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    https://aka.ms/pscore6-docs
    Type 'help' to get help.
    
    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> Update-Help -Force
    
    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> Get-Help about_*
    
    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> 
    
    

    One thing I not mention before was that I use my native OS (Windows 7 and Windows 10) in spanish.

    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> Get-UICulture
    
    LCID             Name             DisplayName
    ----             ----             -----------
    2058             es-MX            Español (México)
    

    When I force the update-help to english it's work great! 🙂

    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> Update-Help -Force -UICulture en-US
    
    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> Get-Help about_* | select -First 15
    
    Name                              Category  Module                    Synopsis
    ----                              --------  ------                    --------
    about_Aliases                     HelpFile
    about_Arithmetic_Operators        HelpFile
    about_Arrays                      HelpFile
    about_Assignment_Operators        HelpFile
    about_Automatic_Variables         HelpFile
    about_Break                       HelpFile
    about_Classes                     HelpFile
    about_Command_Precedence          HelpFile
    about_Command_Syntax              HelpFile
    about_Comment_Based_Help          HelpFile
    about_CommonParameters            HelpFile
    about_Comparison_Operators        HelpFile
    about_Continue                    HelpFile
    about_Core_Commands               HelpFile
    about_Data_Sections               HelpFile
    
    
    PS C:\Program Files\PowerShell\6.0.1> (Get-Help about_*).count
    103
    

    I hope this help to someone else.
    bye.

  • #94368

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    Yeppers, the language localization this is still on-going work I guess.

    BTW, remember you can get the location of the raw help files this way

    # All Help topics locations
    explorer "$pshome\$($Host.CurrentCulture.Name)"
    

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