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Invoke-Item

Open files in their respective default programs. This command can only be used through PowerShell. More information: https://learn.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/invoke-item.

  • Open a file in its default program:

Invoke-Item -Path {{path/to/file}}

  • Open all files inside a directory:

Invoke-Item -Path {{path/to/directory/*}}

  • Open all PNGs inside a directory:

Invoke-Item -Path {{path/to/directory/*.png}}

  • Open all files inside a directory containing a specific keyword:

Invoke-Item -Path {{path/to/directory/*}} -Include {{*keyword*}}

  • Open all files inside a directory except those containing a specific keyword:

Invoke-Item -Path {{path/to/directory/*}} -Exclude {{*keyword*}}

  • Perform a dry run to determine which files will be opened inside a directory through Invoke-Item:

Invoke-Item -Path {{path/to/directory/*}} -WhatIf