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Get-ChildItem help has an incorrect SYNTAX section

Votes from Connect: 5

Original Date Submitted: 5/17/2015 11:02:21 PM

Description:
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Handle: quilx
Site Name: PowerShell
Feedback ID: 1341523
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Frequency: Documentation
Regression:

Problem Description:
The help of the Get-ChildItem cmdlet is not correct. For example, according to the SYNTAX
section the command:

Get-ChildItem -Recurse .\MyProject -File

is not correct.

However:
1) It works and it provides the correct result.
2) Example 5 uses such an invalid command line syntax.

I imagine that it is useless to point how time consuming/frustrating and ultimately disturbing
this can be for such ultra-basic commands that are used and uncountable number of times.

I use Windows 8.1

PS D:\> $PSVersionTable

Name Value
---- -----
PSVersion 4.0
WSManStackVersion 3.0
SerializationVersion 1.1.0.1
CLRVersion 4.0.30319.34014
BuildVersion 6.3.9600.17400
PSCompatibleVersions {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0}
PSRemotingProtocolVersion 2.2

Product Studio item created by Connect Synchronizer due to creation of feedback ID 1341523 (http://connect.microsoft.com/PowerShell/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=1341523).

Repro Steps:
Expected Results:

Internal BugId: 14478

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    AdminJoey Aiello [MSFT] (Program Manager, Windows Server) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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