New-ScriptFileInfo

Creates a script file with metadata.

Syntax

New-ScriptFileInfo
   [[-Path] <String>]
   [-Version <String>]
   [-Author <String>]
   -Description <String>
   [-Guid <Guid>]
   [-CompanyName <String>]
   [-Copyright <String>]
   [-RequiredModules <Object[]>]
   [-ExternalModuleDependencies <String[]>]
   [-RequiredScripts <String[]>]
   [-ExternalScriptDependencies <String[]>]
   [-Tags <String[]>]
   [-ProjectUri <Uri>]
   [-LicenseUri <Uri>]
   [-IconUri <Uri>]
   [-ReleaseNotes <String[]>]
   [-PrivateData <String>]
   [-PassThru]
   [-Force]
   [-WhatIf]
   [-Confirm]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-ScriptFileInfo cmdlet creates a PowerShell script file, including metadata about the script.

The examples use splatting to pass parameters to the New-ScriptFileInfo cmdlet. For more information, see about_Splatting.

Examples

Example 1: Create a script file and specify its version, author, and description

In this example, a script file is created and its contents are displayed in the PowerShell console.

$Parms = @{
  Path = "C:\Test\Temp-Scriptfile.ps1"
  Version = "1.0"
  Author = "pattif@contoso.com"
  Description = "My test script file description goes here"
  }
New-ScriptFileInfo @Parms
Get-Content -Path C:\Test\Temp-Scriptfile.ps1

<#PSScriptInfo

.VERSION 1.0

.GUID 3bb10ee7-38c1-41b9-88ea-16899164fc19

.AUTHOR pattif@contoso.com

.COMPANYNAME

.COPYRIGHT

.TAGS

.LICENSEURI

.PROJECTURI

.ICONURI

.EXTERNALMODULEDEPENDENCIES

.REQUIREDSCRIPTS

.EXTERNALSCRIPTDEPENDENCIES

.RELEASENOTES

.PRIVATEDATA

#>

<#

.DESCRIPTION
 My test script file description goes here

#>
Param()

The New-ScriptFileInfo cmdlet uses splatting to configure several parameters for the script. Path sets the location and name of the script. Version specifies the script's version number. Author is the email address of the person who created the script. Description explains the script's purpose.

After the script is created, Get-Content uses the Path parameter to locate the script. The script's contents are displayed in the PowerShell console.

Example 2: Test a script file

In this example, the metadata for the script created in Example 1 is tested.

Test-ScriptFileInfo -Path C:\Test\Temp-Scriptfile.ps1

Version   Name                  Author               Description
-------   ----                  ------               -----------
1.0       Temp-Scriptfile       pattif@contoso.com   My test script file description goes here

The Test-ScriptFileInfo cmdlet uses the Path parameter to specify the script file's location.

Example 3: Create a script file with all the metadata properties

This example uses splatting to create a script file named New-ScriptFile.ps1 that includes all its metadata properties. The Verbose parameter specifies that verbose output is displayed as the script is created.

$Parms = @{
 Path = "C:\Test\New-ScriptFile.ps1"
 Verbose = $True
 Version = "1.0"
 Author = "pattif@contoso.com"
 Description = "My new script file test"
 CompanyName = "Contoso Corporation"
 Copyright = "2019 Contoso Corporation. All rights reserved."
 ExternalModuleDependencies = "ff","bb"
 RequiredScripts = "Start-WFContosoServer", "Stop-ContosoServerScript"
 ExternalScriptDependencies = "Stop-ContosoServerScript"
 Tags = @("Tag1", "Tag2", "Tag3")
 ProjectUri = "https://contoso.com"
 LicenseUri = "https://contoso.com/License"
 IconUri = "https://contoso.com/Icon"
 PassThru = $True
 ReleaseNotes = @("Contoso script now supports the following features:",
   "Feature 1",
   "Feature 2",
   "Feature 3",
   "Feature 4",
   "Feature 5")
 RequiredModules =
   "1",
   "2",
   "RequiredModule1",
   @{ModuleName="RequiredModule2";ModuleVersion="1.0"},
   @{ModuleName="RequiredModule3";RequiredVersion="2.0"},
   "ExternalModule1"
 }
New-ScriptFileInfo @Parms

VERBOSE: Performing the operation "Creating the 'C:\Test\New-ScriptFile.ps1'
  PowerShell Script file" on target "C:\Test\New-ScriptFile.ps1".

<#PSScriptInfo

.VERSION 1.0

.GUID 4fabe8c7-7862-45b1-a72e-1352a433b77d

.AUTHOR pattif@contoso.com

.COMPANYNAME Contoso Corporation

.COPYRIGHT 2019 Contoso Corporation. All rights reserved.

.TAGS Tag1 Tag2 Tag3

.LICENSEURI https://contoso.com/License

.PROJECTURI https://contoso.com/

.ICONURI https://contoso.com/Icon

.EXTERNALMODULEDEPENDENCIES ff,bb

.REQUIREDSCRIPTS Start-WFContosoServer,Stop-ContosoServerScript

.EXTERNALSCRIPTDEPENDENCIES Stop-ContosoServerScript

.RELEASENOTES
Contoso script now supports the following features:
Feature 1
Feature 2
Feature 3
Feature 4
Feature 5

.PRIVATEDATA

#>

#Requires -Module 1
#Requires -Module 2
#Requires -Module RequiredModule1
#Requires -Module @{ModuleName = 'RequiredModule2'; ModuleVersion = '1.0'}
#Requires -Module @{RequiredVersion = '2.0'; ModuleName = 'RequiredModule3'}
#Requires -Module ExternalModule1

<#

.DESCRIPTION
 My new script file test

#>
Param()

Parameters

-Author

Specifies the script author.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CompanyName

Specifies the company or vendor who created the script.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the New-ScriptFileInfo.

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

Specifies a copyright statement for the script.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Description

Specifies a description for the script.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ExternalModuleDependencies

Specifies an array of external module dependencies.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ExternalScriptDependencies

Specifies an array of external script dependencies.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Guid

Specifies a unique ID for the script.

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IconUri

Specifies the URL of an icon for the script. The specified icon is displayed on the gallery web page for the script.

Type:Uri
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-LicenseUri

Specifies the URL of licensing terms.

Type:Uri
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PassThru

Returns an object that represents the item with which you're working. By default, New-ScriptFileInfo doesn't generate any output.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the location where the script file is saved.

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

Specifies private data for the script.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ProjectUri

Specifies the URL of a web page about this project.

Type:Uri
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ReleaseNotes

Specifies a string array that contains release notes or comments that you want available to users of this version of the script.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RequiredModules

Specifies modules that must be in the global session state. If the required modules aren't in the global session state, PowerShell imports them.

Type:Object[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RequiredScripts

Specifies an array of required scripts.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Tags

Specifies an array of tags.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Version

Specifies the version of the script.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if New-ScriptFileInfo runs. The cmdlet isn't run.

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

Inputs

String

Outputs

Object