The Get-ChildItem command in PowerShell is used to get one more item in the specified location. When we specify the file path, Get-ChildItem gets the file object and uses the Format-List * to get file metadata and display it.
In this article, we will discuss how to use the Get-ChildItem command to get file metadata and get mp3 file metadata.
PowerShell Get File Metadata
Use the Get-ChildItem cmdlet in PowerShell to get the file specified and use the Format-List * to get the file properties or metadata and display it on the terminal.
Get-ChildItem .\powershell-read-file-line-by-line.png | Format-List *
In the PowerShell script, we used the Get-ChildItem command to get the file object. It then passes the file object Format-List * to get file metadata.
The output of the above script gets file metadata for the file powerShell-read-file-line-by-line-.jpg is:
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PowerShell Get mp3 file metadata
The Get-ChildItem command with Format-List * retrieves mp3 file metadata.
Get-ChildItem .\PowerShell-Check-File-Exists.mp4 | Format-List *
In the above PowerShell script, the Get-ChildItem command gets the mp3 file object and pipes it to Format-List. The Format-List * lists all the mp3 file properties and displays them on the terminal.
The output of the above script gets mp3/mp4 file metadata like file name, mp3 file length, its creation date, lastwritetime, etc.
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I hope the above article to get file metadata in PowerShell is helpful to you.
Use the Get-ChildItem command in PowerShell the get one or more items from the specified location and use Format-List * to list all the file properties. The file can be text, image, mp3, video, or audio.
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