How to export PowerShell command history to a file

by [Published on 28 Aug. 2014 / Last Updated on 28 Aug. 2014]

Tip explains how to export PowerShell command history to a file for re-use.

PowerShell maintains session history to store commands executed in the current PowerShell session. The command history is lost when you close the PowerShell window. You can use the Get-History PowerShell cmdlet to export commands to a file as shown below:

  • Get-History | Export-CSV C:\Temp\CommandHistory.CSV

The above command gets all PowerShell commands from the session history and Export-CSV cmdlet is used to export the output in a CSV file.

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