dbatools is a free PowerShell module with over 200 SQL Server administration, best practice and migration commands included.

Please note that documentation and command names may be out of date while we work furiously towards 1.0


Find-DbaCommand

Finds dbatools commands searching through the inline help text, building a consolidated json index and querying it because Get-Help is too slow.

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Examples

For lazy typers: to find all commands searching the entire help for “snapshot”

Find-DbaCommand snapshot

For rigorous typers: to find all commands searching the entire help for “snapshot”

Find-DbaCommand -Pattern snapshot

To find all commands tagged with DisasterRecovery

Find-DbaCommand -Tag DisasterRecovery

To find all commands tagged with BOTH “copy” and “user”

Find-DbaCommand -Tag Backup, Restore

To find every command whose author contains our beloved “chrissy”

Find-DbaCommand -Author chrissy

To find every command whose author contains our beloved “chrissy” and it tagged as “Migration”

Find-DbaCommand -Author chrissy -Tag Migration

To find all commands searching the entire help for “snapshot”, rebuilding the index (good for developers)

Find-DbaCommand -Pattern snapshot -Rebuild

Author

This command was created by Simone Bizzotto. You can find Simone on LinkedIn.

Get-Help

From PowerShell, execute Get-Help Find-DbaCommand -Detailed for more information on this function.

Source Code

Want to see the source code? View Find-DbaCommand.ps1 on GitHub
 

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