Update-​Module​Manifest

Updates a module manifest file.

Syntax

Update-ModuleManifest
      [-Path] <String>
      [-AliasesToExport <String[]>]
      [-Author <String>]
      [-ClrVersion <Version>]
      [-CmdletsToExport <String[]>]
      [-CompanyName <String>]
      [-CompatiblePSEditions <String[]>]
      [-Confirm]
      [-Copyright <String>]
      [-DefaultCommandPrefix <String>]
      [-Description <String>]
      [-DotNetFrameworkVersion <Version>]
      [-DscResourcesToExport <String[]>]
      [-ExternalModuleDependencies <String[]>]
      [-FileList <String[]>]
      [-FormatsToProcess <String[]>]
      [-FunctionsToExport <String[]>]
      [-Guid <Guid>]
      [-HelpInfoUri <Uri>]
      [-IconUri <Uri>]
      [-LicenseUri <Uri>]
      [-ModuleList <Object[]>]
      [-ModuleVersion <Version>]
      [-NestedModules <Object[]>]
      [-PackageManagementProviders <String[]>]
      [-PassThru]
      [-PowerShellHostName <String>]
      [-PowerShellHostVersion <Version>]
      [-PowerShellVersion <Version>]
      [-PrivateData <Hashtable>]
      [-ProcessorArchitecture <ProcessorArchitecture>]
      [-ProjectUri <Uri>]
      [-ReleaseNotes <String[]>]
      [-RequiredAssemblies <String[]>]
      [-RequiredModules <Object[]>]
      [-RootModule <String>]
      [-ScriptsToProcess <String[]>]
      [-Tags <String[]>]
      [-TypesToProcess <String[]>]
      [-VariablesToExport <String[]>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Update-ModuleManifest cmdlet updates a module manifest (.psd1) file.

Examples

Example 1: Update a module manifest

PS C:\> Update-ModuleManifest -Path "C:\temp\TestManifest.psd1" -Author "TestUser1" -CompanyName "Contoso Corporation" -Copyright "(c) 2015 Contoso Corporation. All rights reserved."

This command updates the module manifest TestManifest.psd1 with updated Author, CompanyName, and Copyright fields.

Required Parameters

-Path

Specifies the path and file name of the module manifest. Enter a path and file name with a .psd1 file name extension, such as $pshome\Modules\MyModule\MyModule.psd1.

If you specify the path to an existing file, Update-ModuleManifest replaces the file without warning unless the file has the read-only attribute.

The manifest should be located in the module's directory, and the manifest file name should be the same as the module directory name, but with a .psd1 extension.

Note: You cannot use variables, such as $pshome or $home, in response to a prompt for a Path parameter value. To use a variable, include the Path parameter in the command.

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

Optional Parameters

-AliasesToExport

Specifies the aliases that the module exports. Wildcards are permitted.

You can use this parameter to restrict the aliases that are exported by the module. It can remove aliases from the list of exported aliases, but it cannot add aliases to the list.

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

Specifies the module author.

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

Specifies the minimum version of the Common Language Runtime (CLR) of the Microsoft .NET Framework that the module requires.

Type:Version
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CmdletsToExport

Specifies the cmdlets that the module exports. Wildcards are permitted.

You can use this parameter to restrict the cmdlets that are exported by the module. It can remove cmdlets from the list of exported cmdlets, but it cannot add cmdlets to the list.

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

Specifies the company or vendor who created the module.

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

Specifies the compatible PSEditions of the module. For information about PSEdition, see Modules with compatible PowerShell Editions.

Type:String[]
Parameter Sets:Desktop, Core
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-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
-Copyright

Specifies a copyright statement for the module.

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

Specifies the default command prefix.

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

Specifies a description of the module.

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

Specifies the minimum version of the Microsoft .NET Framework that the module requires.

Type:Version
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-DscResourcesToExport

Specifies the DSC resources that the module exports. Wildcards are permitted.

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
-FileList

Specifies all items that are included in the module.

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

Specifies the formatting files (.ps1xml) that run when the module is imported.

When you import a module, Windows PowerShell runs the Update-FormatData cmdlet with the specified files. Because formatting files are not scoped, they affect all session states in the session.

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

Specifies the functions that the module exports. Wildcards are permitted.

You can use this parameter to restrict the functions that are exported by the module. It can remove functions from the list of exported aliases, but it cannot add functions to the list.

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

Specifies a unique identifier for the module. The GUID can be used to distinguish among modules with the same name.

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

Specifies the Internet address of the HelpInfo XML file for the module. Enter a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that begins with http or https.

The HelpInfo XML file supports the Updatable Help feature that was introduced in Windows PowerShell version 3.0. It contains information about the location of downloadable help files for the module and the version numbers of the newest help files for each supported locale. For information about Updatable Help, see about_Updatable_Helphttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=235801 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=235801). For information about the HelpInfo XML file, see Supporting Updatable Helphttps://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/expression/hh852754(v=vs.85) (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/expression/hh852754(v=vs.85)) in MSDN.

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

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

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

Specifies the URL of licensing terms for the module.

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

Specifies an array of modules that are included in the module.

Enter each module name as a string or as a hash table with ModuleName and ModuleVersion keys. The hash table can also have an optional GUID key. You can combine strings and hash tables in the parameter value.

This key is designed to act as a module inventory. The modules that are listed in the value of this key are not automatically processed.

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

Specifies the version of the module.

Type:Version
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NestedModules

Specifies script modules (.psm1) and binary modules (.dll) that are imported into the module's session state. The files in the NestedModules key run in the order in which they are listed in the value.

Enter each module name as a string or as a hash table with ModuleName and ModuleVersion keys. The hash table can also have an optional GUID key. You can combine strings and hash tables in the parameter value.

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

Specifies an array of package management providers.

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

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

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

Specifies the name of the Windows PowerShell host program that the module requires. Enter the name of the host program, such as Windows PowerShell ISE Host or ConsoleHost. Wildcards are not permitted.

To find the name of a host program, in the program, type $host.name.

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

Specifies the minimum version of the Windows PowerShell host program that works with the module. Enter a version number, such as 1.1.

Type:Version
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PowerShellVersion

Specifies the minimum version of Windows PowerShell that will work with this module. For example, you can specify 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0 as the value of this parameter.

Type:Version
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PrivateData

Specifies data that is passed to the module when it is imported.

Type:Hashtable
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ProcessorArchitecture

Specifies the processor architecture that the module requires. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • None (unknown or unspecified)
  • MSIL
  • X86
  • IA64
  • Amd64
  • Arm
Type:ProcessorArchitecture
Parameter Sets:None, MSIL, X86, IA64, Amd64, Arm
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 to be available to users of this version of the script.

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

Specifies the assembly (.dll) files that the module requires. Enter the assembly file names. Windows PowerShell loads the specified assemblies before updating types or formats, importing nested modules, or importing the module file that is specified in the value of the RootModule key.

Use this parameter to specify all of the assemblies that the module requires, including assemblies that must be loaded to update any formatting or type files that are listed in the FormatsToProcess or TypesToProcess keys, even if those assemblies are also listed as binary modules in the NestedModules key.

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 are not in the global session state, Windows PowerShell imports them. If the required modules are not available, the Import-Module command fails.

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

Specifies the primary or root file of the module. Enter the file name of a script (.ps1), a script module (.psm1), a module manifest (.psd1), an assembly (.dll), a cmdlet definition XML file (.cdxml), or a workflow (.xaml). When the module is imported, the members that are exported from the root module file are imported into the caller's session state.

If a module has a manifest file and no root file has been designated in the RootModule key, the manifest becomes the primary file for the module, and the module becomes a manifest module (ModuleType = Manifest).

To export members from .psm1 or .dll files in a module that has a manifest, the names of those files must be specified in the values of the RootModule or NestedModules keys in the manifest. Otherwise, their members are not exported.

Note: In Windows PowerShell 2.0, this key was called ModuleToProcess.

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

Specifies script (.ps1) files that run in the caller's session state when the module is imported. You can use these scripts to prepare an environment, just as you might use a login script.

To specify scripts that run in the module's session state, use the NestedModules key.

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
-TypesToProcess

Specifies the type files (.ps1xml) that run when the module is imported.

When you import the module, Windows PowerShell runs the Update-TypeData cmdlet with the specified files. Because type files are not scoped, they affect all session states in the session.

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

Specifies the variables that the module exports. Wildcards are permitted.

You can use this parameter to restrict the variables that are exported by the module. It can remove variables from the list of exported variables, but it cannot add variables to the list.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
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