Start-Transcript

Start a transcript of a command shell session, record the session to a text file.

Syntax
      Start-Transcript [-Path] string] [-Force] [-noClobber]
              [-Append] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [CommonParameters]
Key
   -Path string
       The path to the transcript file. 

   -Force
       Override restrictions that prevent the command from succeeding, apart
       from security settings. e.g. override a files read-only attribute.

   -NoClobber 
       Do not overwrite an existing file.
		
   -Append 
       Add the new transcript to the end of an existing file.
		
   -WhatIf
       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without
       actually executing the command.

   -Confirm
       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

   CommonParameters:
       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable,
       -OutBuffer -OutVariable.

Start-Transcript creates a record of a PowerShell session in a text file. The transcript file includes all commands typed and all the console output.

If no path is specified, Start-Transcript will use the path in the value of the $Transcript global variable. If this variable has not been set, Start-Transcript will store the transcripts in $Home\My Documents\PowerShell_transcript.<time-stamp>.txt

Examples

Start a transcript:

PS C:\> start-transcript -path c:\docs\MyTranscript.txt

“Scholars who contemplate on their thoughts and translate them into actions are the ones who are really great and noble” ~ Rig Veda

Related:

Stop-Transcript - Stop the transcription process
Equivalent bash command: Script - Start a transcript of a shell session


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