PSReadLine

The PSReadLine module contains cmdlets that let you customize the command-line editing environment in PowerShell.

There have been many updates to PSReadLine since the version that ships in Windows PowerShell 5.1.

  • PowerShell 7.3.0 ships with PSReadLine 2.2.6
  • PowerShell 7.2.5 ships with PSReadLine 2.1.0
  • PowerShell 7.0.11 ships with PSReadLine 2.0.4
  • PowerShell 5.1 ships with PSReadLine 2.0.0

These articles document version 2.0.4 of PSReadLine.

Note

Beginning with PowerShell 7.0, PowerShell skips auto-loading PSReadLine on Windows if a screen reader program is detected. Currently, PSReadLine doesn't work well with the screen readers. The default rendering and formatting of PowerShell 7.0 on Windows works properly. You can manually load the module if necessary.

PSReadLine

Get-PSReadLineKeyHandler

Gets the key bindings for the PSReadLine module.

Get-PSReadLineOption

Gets values for the options that can be configured.

PSConsoleHostReadLine

This function is the main entry point for PSReadLine.

Remove-PSReadLineKeyHandler

Removes a key binding.

Set-PSReadLineKeyHandler

Binds keys to user-defined or PSReadLine key handler functions.

Set-PSReadLineOption

Customizes the behavior of command line editing in PSReadLine.