A: If you have a large number of objects and need to get a count of them or generate statistics on them, you have a couple options. 

The first is to pass the output to the PowerShell measure-object cmdlet. Here it is in action, showing what it returned:

PS C:\> get-command | measure-object


  1. Count : 994
  2. Average :
  3. Sum :
  4. Maximum :
  5. Minimum :
  6. Property :

Another way would be to just get the count property of the command. You enter the following command and it returns just the count property, which you can see below:

PS C:\> (get-command).count

  1. 994

Other options exist, such as using a custom variable incrementing, but the above two options are probably the easiest.