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This is the built-in help made by Microsoft for the command 'Out-Printer', in PowerShell version 5 - as retrieved from Windows version 'Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard' PowerShell help files on 2016-06-23.

For PowerShell version 3 and up, where you have Update-Help, this command was run just before creating the web pages from the help files.


Sends output to a printer.


Out-Printer [[-Name] [<String>]] [-InformationAction {SilentlyContinue | Stop | Continue | Inquire | Ignore | Suspend}] [-InformationVariable [<System.String>]]
[-InputObject [<PSObject>]] [<CommonParameters>]

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The Out-Printer cmdlet sends output to the default printer or to an alternate printer, if one is specified.



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-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

PS C:\>get-content $pshome\about_signing.help.txt | Out-Printer

This command prints the content of the about_Signing Help topic to the default printer. This example shows you how to print a file, even though Out-Printer does not have a
Path parameter.

The command uses the Get-Content cmdlet to get the contents of the Help topic. The path includes $pshome, a built-in variable that stores the installation directory for
Windows PowerShell. A pipeline operator (|) passes the results to Out-Printer, which sends it to the default printer.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

PS C:\>"Hello, World" | out-printer -name "\\Server01\Prt-6B Color"

This command prints "Hello, World" to the "Prt-6B Color" printer on Server01. This command uses the Name parameter to specify the alternate printer. Because the parameter
name is optional, you can omit it.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

PS C:\>$h = get-help -full get-wmiobject
PS C:\>out-printer -inputobject $h

These commands print the full version of the Help topic for Get-WmiObject. The first command uses the Get-Help cmdlet to get the full version of the Help topic for
Get-WmiObject and stores it in the $h variable. The second command sends the content to the default printer. It uses the InputObject parameter to pass the value of the $h
variable to Out-Printer.