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NAME
Write-Verbose

SYNOPSIS
Writes text to the verbose message stream.

SYNTAX
Write-Verbose [-Message] []


DESCRIPTION
The Write-Verbose cmdlet writes text to the verbose message stream in Windows PowerShell. Typically, the verbose me
ssage stream is used to deliver information about command processing that is used for debugging a command.

By default, the verbose message stream is not displayed, but you can display it by changing the value of the $Verbo
sePreference variable or using the Verbose common parameter in any command.


PARAMETERS
-Message
Specifies the message to display. This parameter is required. You can also pipe a message string to Verbose-Mes
sage.

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


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 the message to Write-Verbose.


OUTPUTS
None
Write-Verbose writes only to the verbose message stream.


NOTES





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

C:\PS>Write-Verbose -message "Searching the Application Event Log."

C:\PS> Write-Verbose -message "Searching the Application Event Log." -verbose


Description
-----------
These commands use the Write-Verbose cmdlet to display a status message. By default, the message is not displayed.

The second command uses the Verbose common parameter, which displays any verbose messages, regardless of the value
of the $VerbosePreference variable.





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

C:\PS>$VerbosePreference = "Continue"

C:\PS> Write-Verbose "Copying file $filename"


Description
-----------
These commands use the Write-Verbose cmdlet to display a status message. By default, the message is not displayed.

The first command assigns a value of "Continue" to the $VerbosePreference preference variable. The default value, "
SilentlyContinue", suppresses verbose messages.

The second command writes a verbose message.






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113429
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about_Preference_Variables