en-US/BW.Utils.OutJson-help.xml

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
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      <command:name>Out-Json</command:name>
      <command:verb>Out</command:verb>
      <command:noun>Json</command:noun>
      <maml:description>
        <maml:para>Implements Out-Json as a function to support outputting JSON files that are standards compliant.</maml:para>
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      <maml:para>Implements Out-Json as a function to support outputting JSON files that are standards compliant. By default all output is wrapped in an array. Solves issues with byte encoding that happen with the "ConvertTo-Json | Set-Content" pipeline.</maml:para>
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            <maml:para>Because of the way we process input the input will always be contained in an array, even if it's a single item. If the user specifies -UnWrapSingleton the first item will be extracted from the array. This more closely matches the output of ConvertTo-Json on the pipeline.</maml:para>
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            <maml:para>Specifies the path to the output file. The LiteralPath parameter is used exactly as it is typed. Wildcard characters are not accepted. If the path includes escape characters, enclose it in single quotation marks. Single quotation marks tell PowerShell not to interpret any characters as escape sequences. For more information, see about_Quoting_Rules (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.core/about/about_quoting_rules).</maml:para>
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            <maml:para>Overrides the read-only attribute and overwrites an existing read-only file. The Force parameter does not override security restrictions.</maml:para>
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            <maml:para>NoClobber prevents an existing file from being overwritten and displays a message that the file already exists. By default, if a file exists in the specified path, Out-Json overwrites the file without warning.</maml:para>
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            <maml:name>SwitchParameter</maml:name>
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          <maml:name>InputObject</maml:name>
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            <maml:para>Specifies the objects to be written to the file. Enter a variable that contains the objects or expression that gets the objects.</maml:para>
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            <maml:para>Send the objects down the pipeline.</maml:para>
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            <maml:name>SwitchParameter</maml:name>
            <maml:uri />
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          <maml:name>UnWrapSinglton</maml:name>
          <maml:Description>
            <maml:para>Because of the way we process input the input will always be contained in an array, even if it's a single item. If the user specifies -UnWrapSingleton the first item will be extracted from the array. This more closely matches the output of ConvertTo-Json on the pipeline.</maml:para>
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            <maml:name>SwitchParameter</maml:name>
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        <maml:name>Compress</maml:name>
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          <maml:para>Omits white space and indented formatting in the output string.</maml:para>
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        <command:parameterValue required="false" variableLength="false">SwitchParameter</command:parameterValue>
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        <command:parameterValue required="true" variableLength="false">Int32</command:parameterValue>
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        <maml:name>Force</maml:name>
        <maml:Description>
          <maml:para>Overrides the read-only attribute and overwrites an existing read-only file. The Force parameter does not override security restrictions.</maml:para>
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        <command:parameterValue required="false" variableLength="false">SwitchParameter</command:parameterValue>
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          <maml:name>SwitchParameter</maml:name>
          <maml:uri />
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        <dev:defaultValue>False</dev:defaultValue>
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        <maml:Description>
          <maml:para>NoClobber prevents an existing file from being overwritten and displays a message that the file already exists. By default, if a file exists in the specified path, Out-Json overwrites the file without warning.</maml:para>
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          <maml:name>SwitchParameter</maml:name>
          <maml:uri />
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        <maml:name>InputObject</maml:name>
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          <maml:para>Specifies the objects to be written to the file. Enter a variable that contains the objects or expression that gets the objects.</maml:para>
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        <command:parameterValue required="true" variableLength="false">Object</command:parameterValue>
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          <maml:name>Object</maml:name>
          <maml:uri />
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        <dev:defaultValue>None</dev:defaultValue>
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        <maml:name>PassThru</maml:name>
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          <maml:para>Send the objects down the pipeline.</maml:para>
        </maml:Description>
        <command:parameterValue required="false" variableLength="false">SwitchParameter</command:parameterValue>
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        <maml:name>UnWrapSinglton</maml:name>
        <maml:Description>
          <maml:para>Because of the way we process input the input will always be contained in an array, even if it's a single item. If the user specifies -UnWrapSingleton the first item will be extracted from the array. This more closely matches the output of ConvertTo-Json on the pipeline.</maml:para>
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      <command:example>
        <maml:title>-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------</maml:title>
        <dev:code>PS C:\&gt; Get-Process explorer | Out-Json -Path .\explorer.json</dev:code>
        <dev:remarks>
          <maml:para>Output a JSON file containing all of the output from Get-Process.</maml:para>
        </dev:remarks>
      </command:example>
      <command:example>
        <maml:title>-------------------------- Example 2 --------------------------</maml:title>
        <dev:code>PS C:\&gt; $Process = Get-Process explorer | Select-Object -First 1
PS C:\&gt; Out-Json -Path .\explorer.json -InputObject $Process -UnWrapSingleton</dev:code>
        <dev:remarks>
          <maml:para>Output a JSON file containing just one explorer process. Note that by using -UnWrapSingleton the resulting JSON is a single object, not an array of objects.</maml:para>
        </dev:remarks>
      </command:example>
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    <command:relatedLinks />
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