Remove-​Event

Deletes events from the event queue.

Syntax

Remove-Event
      [-EventIdentifier] <Int32>
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]
Remove-Event
      [-SourceIdentifier] <String>
      [-Confirm]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Remove-Event cmdlet deletes events from the event queue in the current session.

This cmdlet deletes only the events currently in the queue. To cancel event registrations or unsubscribe, use the Unregister-Event cmdlet.

Examples

Example 1: Remove an event by source identifier

PS C:\> Remove-Event -SourceIdentifier "ProcessStarted"

This command deletes events with a source identifier of Process Started from the event queue.

Example 2: Remove an event by event identifier

PS C:\> Remove-Event -EventIdentifier 30

This command deletes the event with an event ID of 30 from the event queue.

Example 3: Remove all events

PS C:\> Get-Event | Remove-Event

This command deletes all events from the event queue.

Required Parameters

-EventIdentifier

Specifies the event identifier for which the cmdlet deletes. An EventIdentifier or SourceIdentifier parameter is required in every command.

Type:Int32
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SourceIdentifier

Specifies the source identifier for which this cmdlet deletes events from. Wildcards are not permitted. An EventIdentifier or SourceIdentifier parameter is required in every command.

Type:String
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

System.Management.Automation.PSEventArgs

You can pipe events from Get-Event to Remove-Event.

Outputs

None

The cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes

  • Events, event subscriptions, and the event queue exist only in the current session. If you close the current session, the event queue is discarded and the event subscription is canceled.

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