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Pop-Location

Updated: August 9, 2015

Pop-Location

Changes the current location to the location most recently pushed onto the stack.

Aliases

The following abbreviations are aliases for this cmdlet: 

  • popd

Syntax

Parameter Set: Default
Pop-Location [-PassThru] [-StackName <String> ] [-UseTransaction] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed 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 that represents the location to the pipeline. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-StackName<String>

Specifies the location stack from which the location is popped. Enter a location stack name.

Without this parameter, Pop-Location pops a location from the current location stack. By default, the current location stack is the unnamed default location stack that Windows PowerShell creates. To make a location stack the current location stack, use the StackName parameter of Set-Location.

Pop-Location cannot pop a location from the unnamed default stack unless it is the current location stack.


Aliases

none

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

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

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

Inputs

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

  • None

    You cannot pipe input to this cmdlet.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • None, System.Management.Automation.PathInfo

    This cmdlet generates a System.Management.Automation.PathInfo object that represents the location, if you specify the PassThru parameter. Otherwise, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Notes

  • A stack is a last-in, first-out list in which only the most recently added item can be accessed. You add items to a stack in the order that you use them, and then retrieve them for use in the reverse order. Windows PowerShell lets you store provider locations in location stacks.

  • Windows PowerShell lets you store provider locations in location stacks. Windows PowerShell creates an unnamed default location stack and you can create multiple named location stacks. If you do not specify a stack name, Windows PowerShell uses the current location stack. By default, the unnamed default location is the current location stack, but you can use the Set-Location cmdlet to change the current location stack.

  • To manage location stacks, use the Windows PowerShell Location cmdlets, as follows:

    -- To add a location to a location stack, use the Push-Location cmdlet.
    -- To get a location from a location stack, use the Pop-Location cmdlet.
    -- To display the locations in the current location stack, use the Stack parameter of the Get-Location cmdlet.
    -- To display the locations in a named location stack, use the StackName parameter of the Get-Location cmdlet.
    -- To create a new location stack, use the StackName parameter of the Push-Location cmdlet. If you specify a stack that does not exist, Push-Location creates the stack.
    -- To make a location stack the current location stack, use the StackName parameter of the Set-Location cmdlet.

  • The unnamed default location stack is fully available only when it is the current location stack. If you make a named location stack the current location stack, you can no longer use Push-Location or Pop-Location cmdlets add or get items from the default stack or use a Get-Location command to display the locations in the unnamed stack. To make the unnamed stack the current stack, use the StackName parameter of Set-Location with a value of $Null or an empty string ("").

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

  • Pop-Location 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.

Examples

Example 1: Change to most recent location

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


PS C:\> Pop-Location

Example 2: Change to most recent location in a named stack

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

For more information about location stacks, see the Notes.


PS C:\> Pop-Location -StackName "Stack2"

Example 3: Move between locations for different providers

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.


PS C:\> pushd HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell
PS HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell> pushd Cert:\LocalMachine\TrustedPublisher
PS cert:\LocalMachine\TrustedPublisher> popd
PS HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell> popd
PS C:\> 

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