LKBEN11517: Show all environment variables in powershell


You need to list all your env variables via powershell


Needed from time to time. This is the set command in a cmd command line.


The environment variables are know as a drive in powershell. To list all the variables, you only need to use dir or ls.

ls env:

or you can use:

dir env:

Because ls and dir are an alias for Get-ChildItem, you can also use:

Get-ChildItem env:

or also list the content like:

Get-Content env:\*

For a singe variable (e.g. systemroot) you can use:

Get-Content env:\Systemroot

Have fun.


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 20/09/2021 | Comment: