Get-Help -online problem - by KarinDM

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Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 10/29/2012 12:27:54 PM
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Windows PowerShell 3.0

Get-Help Get-Childitem -online

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Posted by June Blender on 11/16/2012 at 11:01 AM
Thanks for the feedback, Karin. This is known issue and I'm trying to fix it in the documentation without a code fix.

This error occurs when you're using Get-Help in a file system drive, such as C: or D:. When you run Get-Help for Get-ChildItem, you're actually getting information about the features that the FileSystem provider adds to the Get-ChildItem cmdlet. It should work, but it doesn't.

I'm working on a fix, but in the meantime, you can see the files in the TechNet library:


Get-ChildItem for FileSystem