PowerShell Output to Log File  

  1. Posts : 190
    Windows 10, 22H2 10.0.19045

    PowerShell Output to Log File

    I know that "Get-Hotfix" in PowerShell will get me a nice output of my installed updates.
    PowerShell Output to Log File-get-hotfix.png

    Can someone point me in the right direction of how to get a log (for lack of a better term) file on my Desktop of this output.

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  2. Posts : 14,889
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2965

    There are lots of methods. The simplest is the same as it is in the cmd prompt
    so you use [with your own folder path instead of mine]
    get-hotfix >D:\Desktop\Get-HotFix.txt

    You might also wish to study
    Export-Csv - SS64 and, for the -Append switch explanation, Export-Csv - MSDocs
    Format-Table - SS64
    Out-GridView - SS64 and PowerShell - using Out-GridView tables - Windows Questions
    examples of Get-ChildItem, Add-Content [log file] - Stack Overflow
    Out-File - SS64
    Tee-Object - SS64
    Write-Host - MSDocs
    Write-Output - MSDocs
    Export PowerShell output to Excel (GSD) - SSX

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  3. Posts : 190
    Windows 10, 22H2 10.0.19045
    Thread Starter

    @Try3 Many thanks, not only a solution, but information to digest with my morning coffee. Once you move beyond the basic Windows package, it's a fascinating OS.

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  4. Posts : 14,889
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2965


    It would have to be a very large pot of coffee.

    I find that I tend to use either that simplest method [the > redirection] or csv outputs. So perhaps you could just study csv for now and keep the other links for reference.

    All the best,
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