Input output (I/O) Redirection in Windows Powershell

Input output redirection allows you to redirect the output of Cmdlet to file or any other valid storage device.

  1. Out-Null : This command sends output to null device. It is same as /dev/null in Linux.
  2. Out-File : This command sends output to the file.
  3. Out-Printer : This command sends output to a printer.
  4. Out-GridView : This command sends output in GUI window.
  5. Out-String : This command sends output as a string to host.
  6. Out-Default :
  7. Out-Host:
out-gridview

out-gridview

Output Redirection

For example – If you execute command “Get-Process”, output is displayed on the screen. But if you want to store that information in a file, you can redirect the output to file using below command.

Get-Process > ProcessList.txt

Input Redirection

Similarly we can redirect input as well. Instead of reading input from standard input stream (Keyboard), we can read from file stream or any other valid stream.

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