Hides the output instead of sending it down the pipeline or displaying it.
Out-Null [-InputObject <PSObject>] [<CommonParameters>]
Out-Null cmdlet sends its output to NULL, in effect, removing it from the pipeline and
preventing the output from being displayed on screen.
Example 1: Delete output
Get-ChildItem | Out-Null
This command gets items in the current location/directory, but its output is not passed through the pipeline nor displayed at the command line. This is useful for hiding output that you do not need.
Specifies the object to be sent to NULL (removed from pipeline). Enter a variable that contains the objects, or type a command or expression that gets the objects.
|Accept pipeline input:||True|
|Accept wildcard characters:||False|
You can pipe any object to this cmdlet.
This cmdlet returns no output.
- The cmdlets that contain the Out verb (the Out cmdlets) do not have parameters for names
or file paths. To send data to an Out cmdlet, use a pipeline operator (
|) to send the output of a PowerShell command to the cmdlet. You can also store data in a variable and use the InputObject parameter to pass the data to the cmdlet. For more information, see the examples.
Out-Nulldoes not return any output objects. If you pipe the output of
Out-Nullto the Get-Member cmdlet,
Get-Memberreports that no objects have been specified.