Get-TraceSource [[-Name] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]
The Get-TraceSource cmdlet gets the trace sources for PowerShell components that are currently in use. You can use the data to determine which 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 PowerShell developers, but they are available to all users.
Example 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.
Example 2: Get all trace sources
PS C:\> Get-TraceSource
This command gets all of the PowerShell components that can be traced.
Specifies the trace sources to get. Wildcards are permitted. The parameter name Name is optional.
|Accept pipeline input:||True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)|
|Accept wildcard characters:||True|
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.