Get-EnvironmentVariable

Gets an Environment Variable.

Syntax

Get-EnvironmentVariable `
  -Name <String> `
  -Scope {Process | User | Machine} `
  [-PreserveVariables] `
  [-IgnoredArguments <Object[]>] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

This will will get an environment variable based on the variable name
and scope while accounting whether to expand the variable or not
(e.g.: %TEMP%-> C:\User\Username\AppData\Local\Temp).

Notes

This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to get
environment variables, mainly when not expanding the variables is a
must.

Aliases

None

Examples

EXAMPLE 1

Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'TEMP' -Scope User -PreserveVariables

EXAMPLE 2

Get-EnvironmentVariable -Name 'PATH' -Scope Machine

Inputs

None

Outputs

None

Parameters

-Name <String>

The environemnt variable you want to get the value from.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? true
Position? 1
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-Scope

The environemnt variable target scope. This is Process, User, or
Machine.

Valid options: Process, User, Machine

Property Value
Aliases
Required? true
Position? 2
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-PreserveVariables

A switch parameter stating whether you want to expand the variables or
not. Defaults to false. Available in 0.9.10+.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? false
Position? named
Default Value False
Accept Pipeline Input? false

-IgnoredArguments [<Object[]>]

Allows splatting with arguments that do not apply. Do not use directly.

Property Value
Aliases
Required? false
Position? 3
Default Value
Accept Pipeline Input? false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=113216 .

Function Reference

NOTE: This documentation has been automatically generated from Import-Module "$env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\chocolateyInstaller.psm1" -Force; Get-Help Get-EnvironmentVariable -Full.

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