Sends output to the command line.


   [-InputObject <PSObject>]


The Out-Host cmdlet sends output to the PowerShell host for display. The host displays the output at the command line. Because Out-Host is the default, you do not have to specify it unless you want to use its parameters to change the display.


Example 1: Display system processes one page at a time

Get-Process | Out-Host -Paging

This command displays the processes on the system one page at a time. It uses the Get-Process cmdlet to get the processes on the system. The pipeline operator sends the results to Out-Host cmdlet, which displays them at the console. The Paging parameter displays one page of data at a time.

Example 2: Display session history

$a = Get-History
Out-Host -InputObject $a

The first command uses the Get-History cmdlet to get the session history, and then it stores the history in the $a variable.

The second command uses Out-Host to display the content of the $a variable, and it uses the InputObject parameter to specify the variable to Out-Host.



Specifies the objects that are written to the console. Enter a variable that contains the objects, or type a command or expression that gets the objects.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Indicates that this cmdlet displays one page of output at a time, and waits for user input before it displays the remaining pages, much like the traditional more command. By default, all of the output is displayed on a single page. The page size is determined by the characteristics of the host.


The Paging parameter is not supported by the PowerShell ISE host.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False



You can pipe any object to this cmdlet.



This cmdlet does not generate any output. However, the host might display the objects that Out-Host sends to it.


The Paging parameter is not supported by all PowerShell hosts. For example, when you try to use the Paging parameter in the PowerShell ISE, you see the following error: out-lineoutput : The method or operation is not implemented.

The cmdlets that contain the Out verb (the Out-* cmdlets) do not format objects. They just render objects and send them to the specified display destination. If you send an unformatted object to an Out-* cmdlet, the cmdlet sends it to a formatting cmdlet before rendering it.

The Out-* cmdlets do not have parameters for names or file paths. To send data to an Out-* cmdlet, use a pipeline operator (|) to send the output of a PowerShell command to the cmdlet. You can also store data in a variable and use the InputObject parameter to pass the data to the cmdlet.

Out-Host sends data, but it does not emit any output objects. If you pipe the output of Out-Host to the Get-Member cmdlet, Get-Member reports that no objects have been specified.