Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets. (Measure-Command)

   

# NAME
Measure-Command

# SYNOPSIS
Measures the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets.

# SYNTAX
Measure-Command [-Expression] <scriptblock> [-InputObject <psobject>] [<CommonParameters>]

# DESCRIPTION
The Measure-Command cmdlet runs a script block or cmdlet internally, times the execution of the operation, and returns the execution time.

# PARAMETERS
-Expression <scriptblock>
Specifies the expression that is being timed. Enclose the expression in curly braces ({}). The parameter name ("Expression") is optional.

Required? true
Position? 1
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-InputObject <psobject>
Specifies objects representing the expressions to be measured. Enter a variable that contains the objects or type a command or expression that gets the objects.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue)
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.Management.Automation.PSObject
You can pipe an object to Measure-Command.

# OUTPUTS
System.TimeSpan
Measure-Command returns a time span object that represents the result.

# NOTES

For more information, type "Get-Help Measure-Command -detailed". For technical information, type "Get-Help Measure-Command -full".

When specifying multiple values for a parameter, use commas to separate the values. For example, "<parameter-name> <value1>, <value2>".

# EXAMPLE 1

C:\PS>Measure-Command { get-eventlog "windows powershell" }

# Description
-----------
This command measures the time it takes to run a "get-eventlog" command that gets the events in the Windows PowerShell event log.

# EXAMPLE 2

C:\PS>measure-command {get-childitem c:\windows -include *.txt -recurse}

Days : 0
Hours : 0
Minutes : 0
Seconds : 8
Milliseconds : 618
Ticks : 86182763
TotalDays : 9.9748568287037E-05
TotalHours : 0.00239396563888889
TotalMinutes : 0.143637938333333
TotalSeconds : 8.6182763
TotalMilliseconds : 8618.2763

C:\PS>measure-command {get-childitem c:\windows -filter "*.txt" -recurse}

Days : 0
Hours : 0
Minutes : 0
Seconds : 1
Milliseconds : 140
Ticks : 11409189
TotalDays : 1.32050798611111E-05
TotalHours : 0.000316921916666667
TotalMinutes : 0.019015315
TotalSeconds : 1.1409189
TotalMilliseconds : 1140.9189

# Description
-----------
These commands show the value of using a provider-specific filter in Windows PowerShell commands. The first command measures the time it takes to process a recursive Get-ChildItem command that uses the Include parameter. The second command measures the time it takes to process a recursive Get-ChildItem command that uses the provider-specific Filter parameter.

RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113348
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C:\Windows>powershell get-help Update-List -full

ColorConsole [Version 1.7.1000] PowerShell 2.0-Export
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2014 Microsoft Corporation.

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