Q: What is an easy way to get a count of objects in Windows PowerShell?

A: If you have a large number of objects and need to get a count of them or generate statistics on them, you have a couple options. 

The first is to pass the output to the PowerShell measure-object cmdlet. Here it is in action, showing what it returned:

PS C:\> get-command | measure-object

Count : 994
Average :
Sum :
Maximum :
Minimum :
Property :

Another way would be to just get the count property of the command. You enter the following command and it returns just the count property, which you can see below:

PS C:\> (get-command).count


Other options exist, such as using a custom variable incrementing, but the above two options are probably the easiest.

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