PowerShell Remove-Item Cmdlet

PowerShell Remove-Item Cmdlet

PowerShell Remove-Item Cmdlet

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In the last blog post, we have discussed New-Item cmdlet in PowerShell.

https://cloudaffaire.com/powershell-new-item-cmdlet/

In this blog post, we will discuss Remove-Item cmdlet in PowerShell. You can use Remove-Item cmdlet to delete files and directories in PowerShell. Remove-Item cmdlet can also be used to delete symbolic links, hard links, registry keys etc by assigning appropriate value to “ItemType” argument.

Remove-Item Cmdlet Syntax:

Remove-Item Cmdlet Argument List:

  • Confirm: Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.
  • Credential: To impersonate another user or elevate your credentials.
  • Exclude: Specifies, as a string array, an item or items that this cmdlet excludes in the operation. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter.
  • Filter: Specifies a filter to qualify the Path parameter. The FileSystem provider is the only installed PowerShell provider that supports the use of filters.
  • Force: Forces the cmdlet to remove items that cannot otherwise be changed, such as hidden or read-only files or read-only aliases or variables.
  • Include: Specifies, as a string array, an item or items that this cmdlet includes in the operation. The value of this parameter qualifies the Path parameter.
  • LiteralPath: Specifies a path to one or more locations. The value of LiteralPath is used exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards.
  • Path: Specifies a path of the items being removed. Wildcard characters are permitted.
  • Recurse: Indicates that this cmdlet deletes the items in the specified locations and in all child items of the locations.
  • Stream: The Stream parameter is a dynamic parameter that the FileSystem provider adds to Remove-Item. This parameter works only in file system drives.
  • UseTransaction: Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress.
  • WhatIf: Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

PowerShell Remove-Item Cmdlet:

Delete A New Directory In PowerShell:

Delete A Directory And Sub-Directories Recursively In PowerShell:

Delete Multiple Directories At Once In PowerShell:

Delete A File In PowerShell:

Delete Multiple Files At Once In PowerShell:

Hope you have enjoyed this article. In the next blog post, we will discuss Copy-Item cmdlet in PowerShell.

To get more details on PowerShell, kindly follow below official documentation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about?view=powershell-5.1

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