Invoke-Item - PowerShell command help and examples

Performs the default action on the specified item. (Invoke-Item)


NAME
Invoke-Item
SYNOPSIS
Performs the default action on the specified item.
SYNTAX
Invoke-Item [-LiteralPath] <string[]> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Include <string[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>] Invoke-Item [-Path] <string[]> [-Credential <PSCredential>] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Include <string[]>] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]
DESCRIPTION
The Invoke-Item cmdlet performs the default action on the specified item. For example, it runs an executable file or opens a document file in the application associated with the document file type. The default action depends on the type of item and is determined by the Windows PowerShell provider that provides access to the data.
PARAMETERS
-Credential <PSCredential> Specifies a user account that has permission to perform this action. The default is the current user. Type a user name, such as "User01" or "Domain01\User01", or enter a PSCredential object, such as one generated by the Get-Credential cmdlet. If you type a user name, you will be prompted for a password. This parameter is not supported by any providers installed with Windows PowerShell. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -Exclude <string[]> Omits the specified items. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. Enter a path element or pattern, such as "*.txt". Wildcards are permitted. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -Filter <string> Specifies a filter in the provider's format or language. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. The syntax of the filter, including the use of wildcards, depends on the provider. Filters are more efficient than other parameters, because the provider applies them when retrieving the objects rather than having Windows PowerShell filter the objects after they are retrieved. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -Include <string[]> Performs the default action only on the specified items. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter. Enter a path element or pattern, such as "*.txt". Wildcards are permitted. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -LiteralPath <string[]> Specifies a path to the item. The value of LiteralPath is used exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes escape characters, enclose it in single quotation marks. Single quotation marks tell Windows PowerShell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences. Required? true Position? 1 Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -Path <string[]> Specifies the path to the selected item. Required? true Position? 1 Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -Confirm [<SwitchParameter>] Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>] Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>] Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress. For more information, see about_Transactions. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false <CommonParameters> This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug, ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable, OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type, "get-help about_commonparameters".
INPUTS
System.String You can pipe a string that contains a path to Invoke-Item.
OUTPUTS
None The command does not generate any output. However, output might be generated by the item that it invokes.
NOTES
The Invoke-Item cmdlet is designed to work with the data exposed by any provider. To list the providers available in your session, type "Get-PsSProvider". For more information, see about_Providers.

Examples

EXAMPLE 1
C:\PS>invoke-item C:\Test\aliasApr04.doc
Description
----------- This command opens the file aliasApr04.doc in Microsoft Office Word. In this case, opening in Word is the default action for .doc files.
EXAMPLE 2
C:\PS>invoke-item "C:\Documents and Settings\Lister\My Documents\*.xls"
Description
----------- This command opens all of the Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets in the C:\Documents and Settings\Lister\My Documents folder. Each spreadsheet is opened in a new instance of Excel. In this case, opening in Excel is the default action for .xls files. RELATED LINKS Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113345 about_Providers Clear-Item Get-Item Move-Item Set-Item New-Item Remove-Item Rename-Item Copy-Item C:\Windows>powershell get-help Get-PSProvider -full

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