Gets Windows PowerShell components that are instrumented for tracing.
Get-TraceSource [[-Name] [<String[]>]] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-TraceSource cmdlet gets the trace sources for Windows PowerShell components that are currently in use. You can use the data to determine which Windows PowerShell components you can trace. When tracing, the component generates detailed messages about each step in its internal processing. Developers use the trace data to monitor data flow, program execution, and errors.

The tracing cmdlets were designed for Windows PowerShell developers, but they are available to all users.

-Name [<String[]>]

Specifies the trace sources to get. Wildcards are permitted. The parameter name Name is optional.


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,OutBuffer, PipelineVariable, and OutVariable.



You can pipe a string that contains the name of a trace source to Get-TraceSource.



Get-TraceSource returns objects that represent the trace sources.

  1. Get trace sources by name:
    PS C:> Get-TraceSource -Name "*provider*"

    This command gets all of the trace sources that have names that include provider.

  2. Get all trace sources:
    PS C:> Get-TraceSource

    This command gets all of the Windows PowerShell components that can be traced.

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