A curated collection of over 215 PowerShell functions. Many functions written by me. Others are attributed wherever possible.

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Bill Riedy


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base64 beep binaryip calendar capslock color-hex color-rgb color-show computersite computer-site credential date-random datetime date-truncate days-week decimalip display dns-async dotteddecimalip email-address expand-string expand-tab exponentiation file file-encoding file-invalidchar folder format functions gui ini inputbox ip iprange isadmin isdate ishexstring isnumeric isvalidemail isvalidip library macaddress magic8ball markdown md5sum msgbox numlock ping-async popup progress random-date registry reverse-string rot13 round savefile scrolllock set-type share-permission share-stat shortcut sid speak subnetmask system timezone urlencode utc wrap-text xml


Compare-ObjectProperty Compare-ObjectSetComplement Compare-ObjectSetDifference Compare-ObjectSetIntersection Compare-ObjectSetUnion Compare-PSGalleryObject Convert-HexToRGB Convert-Int32ToUint32 Convert-Int64ToText Convert-ObjectToHashtable Convert-RGBToHex Convert-SecureStringToString Convert-UserFlag ConvertFrom-Base64 ConvertFrom-Binary ConvertFrom-DateTime ConvertFrom-FsRight ConvertFrom-Hex ConvertFrom-HexString ConvertFrom-HtmlEncode ConvertFrom-RomanNumeral ConvertFrom-UrlEncode ConvertFrom-UTC ConvertFrom-Xml ConvertTo-Base64 ConvertTo-Binary ConvertTo-BinaryIPv4 ConvertTo-Bool ConvertTo-DateTime ConvertTo-DecimalIPv4 ConvertTo-DottedDecimalIPv4 ConvertTo-Hex ConvertTo-HexString ConvertTo-HtmlEncode ConvertTo-OrderedDictionary ConvertTo-RomanNumeral ConvertTo-UncPath ConvertTo-UrlEncode ConvertTo-UTC Copy-Object Eexit Expand-IPv6 Expand-String Expand-Tab Export-CSVSortedColumn Export-FontSample FileSizeAbove FileSizeBelow Format-MacAddress Format-RandomCase Format-ReverseString Format-ReverseToken Format-SortedList Format-TitleCase Format-WrapText Get-ArpTable Get-Assoc Get-BashPath Get-BinaryType Get-CeasarCipher Get-ComputerSite Get-ComputerUptime Get-DiceRoll Get-DisplayBrightness Get-DNSHostEntryAsync Get-DriveStat Get-DuplicateFileName Get-Enum Get-ErrorInfo Get-ExecutableForFile Get-Factorial Get-FileEncoding Get-FileName Get-FileWithLeadingSpace Get-FolderName Get-Font Get-Fortune Get-Ftype Get-InvalidFileCharacter Get-IpRange Get-LastDayInMonth Get-List Get-LongName Get-MachineType Get-MacVendor Get-Magic8Ball Get-Md5Sum Get-MyLocalLogonTime Get-NetworkCredential Get-NTFSPermission Get-NtpDate Get-Power Get-PrintableAscii Get-PrivateProfileComment Get-PrivateProfileSection Get-PrivateProfileSectionNames Get-PrivateProfileString Get-ProcessUser Get-PSWho Get-RandomDate Get-RandomHexDigit Get-RandomMacAddress Get-RegExpandString Get-RegistryValue Get-RelativePath Get-Round Get-SaveFileName Get-ScheduledTaskUser Get-ServiceUser Get-Shortcut Get-ShortName Get-SID Get-SpecialFolder Get-SqlDatabase Get-SqlIndexFragmentation Get-SqlStoredProcedure Get-StaticProperty Get-String Get-SubnetMaskIPv4 Get-TruncatedDate Get-Type Get-TypeAccelerator Get-UrlContent Get-VssAdminListVolumes Get-VssAdminListWriters Get-WordCount Get-WordList grep Invoke-Beep Invoke-CountdownTimer Invoke-SoundPlayer Invoke-Speak Join-Object Lock-Workstation Measure-Char Merge-Object mklink Move-ToRecycleBin New-ColorPicker New-Credential New-DatePicker New-FontPicker New-InputBox New-InputBoxSecureString New-MessageBox New-PFDateFormat New-QR New-RandomPassword New-Screenshot New-Shortcut Optimize-SqlIndexFragmentation Optimize-SqlStoredProcedure Out-PDFToPrinter Read-HostWithDefault Remove-BlankOrComment Remove-EmptyProperty Remove-QuotesFromCsv Remove-TeamsCache Remove-Trailing Reset-Desktop Resolve-FQDN Resolve-HostName sed Set-Capslock Set-Display Set-Numlock Set-PrivateProfileComment Set-PrivateProfileString Set-Scrolllock Set-SpeakerVolume Set-Type Set-WindowStyle Show-AllColor Show-Calendar Show-Color Show-ColorsWithBackground Show-DaysOfWeek Show-FileAttribute Show-FsRight Show-Month Show-NamedColor Show-Object Show-Progress Show-ShortDaysOfWeek Show-ShortMonth Show-SubnetMaskIPv4 Show-Timezone Split-CanonicalName Split-DistinguishedName Split-Line Start-ADReplication Start-RecordSession Stop-RecordSession Switch-Mute Test-ConnectionAsync Test-IsAdmin Test-IsCapsLock Test-IsDate Test-IsFileLocked Test-IsHexString Test-IsLocalIPv4 Test-IsNull Test-IsNumeric Test-IsNumLock Test-IsScrollLock Test-IsValidEmailAddress Test-IsValidIPv4 Test-IsValidIPv6 Test-MultipleBool Test-Network Test-NtpDateVsNow Test-Password Test-PasswordComplexity Test-Port Test-Set Update-ExplorerIcon Use-Stopwatch Write-SelectStatement Write-StringArray Write-StringHash Write-TextMenu


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Release Notes

For full release notes see .\Resources\ReleaseNotes.txt
### 2.2.9
* added ConvertFrom-HexString - converting a hex string back to plain text: '41' -> 'A'
* added ConvertTo-HexString = converting plain text to a hex string: 'A' -> '41'
* added Get-ErrorInfo - explain please
* added Get-Factorial - calculates the factorial of a number 1-20. Higher than 20 results in overflow of [int64] datatype
* added Invoke-SoundPlayer - will play a .wav file
* added Split-CanonicalName - splits an AD canonical name into either -Parent or -Leaf
* added Split-DistinguishedName - splits an AD distinguished name into either -Parent or -Leaf
* added Write-SelectStatement - helper function to write a select statement for properties and converts properties that are arrays to a delimited string. Helpful when exporting complex object to CSV
* updated Compare-ObjectProperty - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Convert-Int32ToUint32 - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Convert-Int64ToText - fixed trailing space with .Trim()
* updated ConvertFrom-FsRight - removed $MatchFound | Out-Null, replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist], fixed logic error with Combo rights and IncludeInput
* updated Copy-Object - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Expand-IPv6 - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Export-FontSample - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Format-RandomCase - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Format-WrapText - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-CeasarCipher - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-ComputerUptime - added Credential
* updated Get-DisplayBrightness - added Credential, fixed error if not running on laptop monitor
* updated Get-Enum - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-Font - minor logic fix in Where-Object statement that previously returned no results
* updated Get-IpRange - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-MachineType - added Credential
* updated Get-MacVendor - replaced Invoke-RestMethod with curl.exe as it was no longer returning correct results
* updated Get-NTFSPermission - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-NtpDate - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Get-PSWho - added Credential
* updated Get-PrintableAscii - updated logic to replace ' ' with '(Space)'
* updated Get-PrivateProfileString - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Get-ProcessUser - added Credential
* updated Get-ScheduledTaskUser - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist], added Credential
* updated Get-ServiceUser - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist], added Credential
* updated Get-SqlDatabase - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-SqlStoredProcedure - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-Type - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Get-TypeAccelerator - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Invoke-Speak - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Measure-Char - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Merge-Object - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated New-Shortcut - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Optimize-SQLIndexFragmentation - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Optimize-SQLStoredProcedure - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Set-Display - added Credential
* updated Set-PrivateProfileComment - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Set-WindowStyle - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Show-Calendar - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Show-FsRight - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Show-NamedColor - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Show-Object - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Show-Progress - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Start-ADReplication - added Credential
* updated Start-RecordSession - replace piping to Out-Null to $null =
* updated Test-IsDate - removed [DateTime] $d | Out-Null
* updated Test-IsNumeric - replaced piping to Out-Null with saving to a variable
* updated Test-MultipleBool - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Test-Password - added Credential
* updated Write-StringArray - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Write-StringHash - changed type of -Hash and error check for hashtable or arraylist
* updated Write-StringHash - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]
* updated Write-TextMenu - replaced += with [System.Collections.Arraylist]

### 2.2.8
* created .\Resources folder and moved files from the root of the modules excluding: PoshFunctions.psd1, PoshFunctions.psm1, ReadMe.md
* added additional word list file that contains over 370,000 entries for more English words
* added Convert-Int64ToText - Take an integer value and convert to English text. Valid range +/- 999,999,999,999.
* added ConvertFrom-RomanNumeral - Converts a roman numeral to a number
* added ConvertTo-RomanNumeral - Converts a number to a Roman numeral
* added Get-ArpTable - takes output from 'arp.exe -a' and parses output into objects
* added Get-Assoc - Displays file extension associations
* added Get-Ftype - Displays file types used in file extension associations
* added Get-VssAdminListVolumes - takes output from 'vssadmin.exe list volumes' and parses output into objects
* added Get-VssAdminListWriters - takes output from 'vssadmin.exe list writers' and parses output into objects
* added New-PFDateFormat - which represents a [datetime] in multiple formats
* added Test-IsLocalIPv4 - which determines if target IP address is local or remote (routed through default gateway) given the ip addresses and subnet mask
* deleted Get-Address - REST API at website no longer works
* deleted Get-GeoCode - REST API at website no longer works
* updated Convert-HexToRGB - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated ConvertFrom-Datetime - added -ISO8601 parameter
* updated ConvertFrom-FSRight - added -IncludeInput parameter, added support for array of input
* updated ConvertTo-Datetime - added -ISO8601 parameter
* updated Expand-String - changed class name from 'ExtractData' to 'PFExtractData' to prevent conflict
* updated Get-BinaryType - changed namespace from 'Win32Utils' to 'PFWin32Utils' to prevent conflict
* updated Get-ExecutableForFile - changed class name from 'Win32API' to 'PFWin32API' to prevent conflict, changed name of internal variable
* updated Get-LongName - added -LiteralPath for explictly named paths (no wildcards), proper handling of multiple paths with wildcards
* updated Get-MacVendor - changed [ValidatePattern] to logic within function to clean up improperly formatted mac addresses, display MacAddress then Vendor
* updated Get-NTFSPermission - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Get-PrintableAscii - added 'Q' to similar characters regex
* updated Get-RandomDate - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Get-SQLDatabase - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Get-SQLIndexFragmentation - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Get-SQLStoredProcedure - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Get-ShortName - added -LiteralPath for explictly named paths (no wildcards), proper handling of multiple paths with wildcards
* updated Get-UrlContent - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Get-WordCount - function would throw errors if it encountered PowerShell keywords, implemented work around
* updated Get-Wordlist - added -Full to use longer > 370,000 word list resource, moved word list file to .\Resources
* updated New-ColorPicker - to reflect its icon file moving to .\Resources
* updated New-DatePicker - to reflect its icon file moving to .\Resources
* updated New-FontPicker - to reflect its icon file moving to .\Resources
* updated New-InputBoxSecureString - to reflect its icon file moving to .\Resources, changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated New-RandomPassword - added -FullWordlist to use longer wordlist file. Added 'Q' to similar regex
* updated New-Screenshot - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Optimize-SQLIndexFragmentation - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Optimize-SQLStoredProcedure - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Remove-TeamsCache - changed 'return' to 'break' in error condition
* updated Set-Display - changed class name from 'API' to 'PFAPI' to prevent conflict, changed name of internal variable
* updated Set-SpeakerVolume - added -Adjust parameter so you can adjust volume up or down
* updated Start-AdReplication - changed hard coded -ThrottleLimit from 8 to [environment]::ProcessorCount so that it determines number of processors on the fly
* updated Test-PasswordComplexity - removed dependency on Get-PrintableAscii

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
2.2.9 (current version) 627 9/30/2022
2.2.8 1,356 2/25/2022
2.2.7 229 11/17/2021
2.2.6 209 8/2/2021
2.2.5 6 8/2/2021
2.2.4 43 6/30/2021
2.2.3 29 6/3/2021 113 3/23/2021 59 2/15/2021 24 2/8/2021 58 12/17/2020 74 10/27/2020 14 10/12/2020 8 10/12/2020