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Formatting objects in PowerShell with Format-Custom, Format-List, Format-Table, and Format-Wide

This article follows the theme of my last one: Formatting object output in PowerShell with Format.ps1xml files. Here we’ll look at the built-in cmdlets Format-Custom, Format-List, Format-Table, and Format-Wide that PowerShell provides to format your output.

From my previous article, we know .format.ps1xml files in the PowerShell installation directory ($pshome) control object formatting. PowerShell provides Format- cmdlets that let the user change object appearance when writing them back to the console.

To see the available format cmdlets and the ones I will be discussing in this article, let’s turn to Get-Command….

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