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Calculates the numeric properties of objects, and the characters, words, and lines in string objects, such as files of text. Note: This command can only be used through PowerShell. More information:

  • Count the files and folders in a directory:

Get-ChildItem | Measure-Object

  • Pipe input to Measure-Command (objects that are piped to Measure-Command are available to the script block that is passed to the Expression parameter):

"One", "Two", "Three", "Four" | Set-Content -Path "{{path\to\file}}"; Get-Content "{{path\to\file}}"; | Measure-Object -Character -Line -Word