PowerTip: Find More Information about Windows PowerShell Jobs

PowerTip: Find More Information about Windows PowerShell Jobs

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Summary: Learn how to discover more information about Windows PowerShell jobs.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I learn more about Windows PowerShell jobs?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer To find out more about any Windows PowerShell topic, research the Help files for each cmdlet:

Get-Help Start-Job –ShowWindow

To discover the job related cmdlets:

Get-Command *job

Not everything is job-related, but the PrintJob cmdlets can be easily filtered.
You’re looking for the cmdlets in these two modules: –PSScheduledJob and Microsoft.PowerShell.Core.

The last place to look is the _about files:

Get-Help about*job*

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  • I agree with the majority of the points in this article however it doesn't really go into HOW to find a job. So far, the best I've seen is this article (http://uzairstheoryofeverything.com/?p=137) on this.
    Anyone else have anything better?