Get host information (PowerShell Version and Region), Gets a reference to the current console host object.
Syntax Get-Host [CommonParameters] Key CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer -OutVariable.
Details of the current host are also available via $ExecutionContext.Host
$ExecutionContext.Host.name will return ConsoleHost for the default PS command line, or Windows PowerShell IDE Host when running the IDE.
Display PowerShell version and regional information:
PS C:\> get-host
Display PowerShell version only:
PS C:\> get-host | select version
Or to get the major and minor PowerShell version numbers use the $host automatic variable:
PS C:\> $Host.Version
To get the Operating System version use the OSVersion .Net environment variable:
PS C:\> [Environment]::OSVersion
Resize the PowerShell window to 50 pixels high by 80 pixels wide:
PS C:\> $h = get-host
$win = $h.ui.rawui.windowsize
$win.height = 50
$win.width = 80
“I do a show. It comes on late at night on TV. And if that means I'm a late-night talk show host, then I guess I am, but in every other regard I resign my commission, I don't care for it” ~ Craig Ferguson
Related PowerShell Commands:
Read-Host - Read a line of input from the host console
Clear-Host - Clear screen (cls)
Out-Host - Send the pipelined output to the host
Write-Host - Display objects through the user feedback mechanism