PowerShell Output to Log File


  1. Posts : 181
    Windows 10, 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928)
       #1

    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.

    Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 11,352
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #2

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


    You might also wish to study
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    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
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    Export PowerShell output to Excel (GSD) - SSX

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 181
    Windows 10, 20H2 (OS Build 19042.928)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    @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.

    Marking as Solved.
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  4. Posts : 11,352
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #4

    Homer,

    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,
    Denis
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