Powershell Alias List

Have you ever wandered whether you could speed up your script writing,shorten down your snippets or come across strange commands in PowerShell?

Well PowerShell’s Aliases would be the answer to all the above scenarios. I first came across them when I saw it in a friends script and could not ascertain what GDR was and is later transpired to be GET-PSDRIVE.

Though I don’t use them in my own scripts as it makes it harder to read, debug and modify. I do believe everyone should familiarise themselves with the alias commands and have listed them below.

Alias Command
% ForEach-Object
? Where-Object
ac Add-Content
asnp Add-PSSnapin
cat Get-Content
cd Set-Location
chdir Set-Location
clc Clear-Content
clear Clear-Host
clhy Clear-History
cli Clear-Item
clp Clear-ItemProperty
cls Clear-Host
clv Clear-Variable
cnsn Connect-PSSession
compare Compare-Object
copy Copy-Item
cp Copy-Item
cpi Copy-Item
cpp Copy-ItemProperty
curl Invoke-WebRequest
cvpa Convert-Path
dbp Disable-PSBreakpoint
del Remove-Item
diff Compare-Object
dir Get-ChildItem
dnsn Disconnect-PSSession
ebp Enable-PSBreakpoint
echo Write-Output
epal Export-Alias
epcsv Export-Csv
epsn Export-PSSession
erase Remove-Item
etsn Enter-PSSession
exsn Exit-PSSession
fc Format-Custom
fl Format-List
foreach ForEach-Object
ft Format-Table
fw Format-Wide
gal Get-Alias
gbp Get-PSBreakpoint
gc Get-Content
gci Get-ChildItem
gcm Get-Command
gcs Get-PSCallStack
gdr Get-PSDrive
ghy Get-History
gi Get-Item
gjb Get-Job
gl Get-Location
gm Get-Member
gmo Get-Module
gp Get-ItemProperty
gps Get-Process
group Group-Object
gsn Get-PSSession
gsnp Get-PSSnapin
gsv Get-Service
gu Get-Unique
gv Get-Variable
gwmi Get-WmiObject
h Get-History
history Get-History
icm Invoke-Command
iex Invoke-Expression
ihy Invoke-History
ii Invoke-Item
ipal Import-Alias
ipcsv Import-Csv
ipmo Import-Module
ipsn Import-PSSession
irm Invoke-RestMethod
ise powershell_ise.exe
iwmi Invoke-WmiMethod
iwr Invoke-WebRequest
kill Stop-Process
lp Out-Printer
ls Get-ChildItem
man help
md mkdir
measure Measure-Object
mi Move-Item
mount New-PSDrive
move Move-Item
mp Move-ItemProperty
mv Move-Item
nal New-Alias
ndr New-PSDrive
ni New-Item
nmo New-Module
npssc New-PSSessionConfigurationFile
nsn New-PSSession
nv New-Variable
ogv Out-GridView
oh Out-Host
popd Pop-Location
ps Get-Process
pushd Push-Location
pwd Get-Location
r Invoke-History
rbp Remove-PSBreakpoint
rcjb Receive-Job
rcsn Receive-PSSession
rd Remove-Item
rdr Remove-PSDrive
ren Rename-Item
ri Remove-Item
rjb Remove-Job
rm Remove-Item
rmdir Remove-Item
rmo Remove-Module
rni Rename-Item
rnp Rename-ItemProperty
rp Remove-ItemProperty
rsn Remove-PSSession
rsnp Remove-PSSnapin
rujb Resume-Job
rv Remove-Variable
rvpa Resolve-Path
rwmi Remove-WmiObject
sajb Start-Job
sal Set-Alias
saps Start-Process
sasv Start-Service
sbp Set-PSBreakpoint
sc Set-Content
select Select-Object
set Set-Variable
shcm Show-Command
si Set-Item
sl Set-Location
sleep Start-Sleep
sls Select-String
sort Sort-Object
sp Set-ItemProperty
spjb Stop-Job
spps Stop-Process
spsv Stop-Service
start Start-Process
sujb Suspend-Job
sv Set-Variable
swmi Set-WmiInstance
tee Tee-Object
trcm Trace-Command
type Get-Content
wget Invoke-WebRequest
where Where-Object
wjb Wait-Job
write Write-Output


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