Pop-Location

Changes the current location to the location most recently pushed onto the stack. You can pop the location from the default stack or from a stack that you create by using the Push-Location cmdlet.

Syntax

Pop-Location [-PassThru] [-StackName <string>] [-UseTransaction] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Pop-Location cmdlet changes the current location to the location most recently pushed onto the stack by using the Push-Location cmdlet. You can pop a location from the default stack or from a stack that you create by using a Push-Location command.

Parameters

-PassThru

Passes an object representing the location to the pipeline. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StackName <string>

Specifies an alternate stack. Pop-Location pops the most recently added location from this stack. This stack then becomes the current stack.

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-UseTransaction

Includes the command in the active transaction. This parameter is valid only when a transaction is in progress. For more information, see about_Transactions.

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

Inputs and Outputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet. The return type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet returns.

Inputs

None

You cannot pipe input to Pop-Location.

Outputs

None or System.Management.Automation.PathInfo

When you use the PassThru parameter, Pop-Location generates a System.Management.Automation.PathInfo object that represents the location. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.

Notes

You can also refer to Pop-Location by its built-in alias, "popd". For more information, see about_Aliases.

The Pop-Location cmdlet is designed to work with the data exposed by any provider. To list the providers available in your session, type "Get-PSProvider". For more information, see about_Providers.

Example 1

C:\PS>pop-location

This command changes your location to the location most recently added to the current stack.






Example 2

C:\PS>pop-location -stackname Stack2

This command changes your location to the location most recently added to the Stack2 stack.






Example 3

C:\PS>pushd HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell

pushd Cert:\LocalMachine\TrustedPublisher

popd

popd

PS C:\> push-location HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell

PS HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell> push-location Cert:\LocalMachine\TrustedPublisher

PS cert:\LocalMachine\TrustedPublisher> popd

PS HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell> popd

PS C:\ps-test>


Description
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These commands use the Push-Location and Pop-Location cmdlets to move between locations supported by different Windows PowerShell providers. The commands use the "pushd" alias for Push-Location and the "popd" alias for Pop-Location.

The first command pushes the current file system location onto the stack and moves to the HKLM drive supported by the Windows PowerShell Registry provider. The second command pushes the registry location onto the stack and moves to a location supported by the Windows PowerShell certificate provider. 

The last two commands pop those locations off the stack. The first "popd" command returns to the Registry: drive, and the second command returns to the file system drive.






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