Search PowerShell help using wildcards — Parv The IT Geek

Have you ever wanted to search for new commands or have difficulty remember syntax? Well I recently found the wildcard search function within the help system and I am going to show you how to use it.

You could use the commands feature which is below and can be accessed via Add-ons > Commands

Or use the wildcard search in the command line. This is easily done using an asterix in front of, after or around the command or word you’re trying to look for.

For example if I was looking for SQL command iI would use

help *sql*

Or if I was looking for all commands which started with ‘remo’ I would use

help remo*

I would play about with the wildcard search system and see what cool new things you can find.

Originally published at on February 5, 2014.


Published by Parvinder Nijjar

I blog at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: