Set-Location - PowerShell command help and examples

Sets the current working location to a specified location. (Set-Location)


NAME
Set-Location
SYNOPSIS
Sets the current working location to a specified location.
SYNTAX
Set-Location [-LiteralPath] <string> [-PassThru] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>] Set-Location [[-Path] <string>] [-PassThru] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>] Set-Location [-StackName <string>] [-PassThru] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]
DESCRIPTION
The Set-Location cmdlet sets the working location to a specified location. That location could be a directory, a sub-directory, a registry location, or another location stack.
PARAMETERS
-LiteralPath <string> Specifies a path to the location. The value of the LiteralPath parameter is used exactly as it is typed. No characters are interpreted as wildcards. If the path includes escape characters, enclose it in single quotation marks. Single quotation marks tell Windows PowerShell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences. Required? true Position? 1 Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -PassThru [<SwitchParameter>] Passes an object representing the location to the pipeline. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false Accept wildcard characters? false -Path <string> This parameter is used to specify the path to a new working location. Required? false Position? 1 Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByValue, ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -StackName <string> The name of the stack to which the location is being set. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? true (ByPropertyName) Accept wildcard characters? false -UseTransaction [<SwitchParameter>] Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress. For more information, see about_Transactions. Required? false Position? named Default value Accept pipeline input? false 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.String You can pipe a string that contains a path (but not a literal path) to Set-Location.
OUTPUTS
None or System.Management.Automation.PathInfo When you use the PassThru parameter, Set-Location generates a System.Management.Automation.PathInfo object that represents the location. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.
NOTES
The Set-Location cmdlet is designed to work with the data exposed by any provider. To list the providers available in your session, type "Get-PSProvider". For more information, see about_Providers.

Examples

EXAMPLE 1
C:\PS>set-location HKLM:
Description
----------- This will set the current location to the one specified; in this case, it is the HKLM provider.
EXAMPLE 2
C:\PS>set-location env: -passthru Path ---- Env:\
Description
----------- This will set the current location to the one specified; in this case, it is the environment variable provider.
EXAMPLE 3
C:\PS>set-location C:
Description
----------- This will set the current location to the one specified; in this case, it is the C: drive in the file system provider. RELATED LINKS Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113397 about_Providers Get-Location Pop-Location Push-Location C:\Windows>powershell get-help Push-Location -full

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