How to show full name without ellipsis (…) in a Powershell Query

Sometimes, when property names contain very long values, the default displays cuts part of the name, as shown with this command and its output.

[“ellipsis” is the term for the … when a name is truncated] as shown in the example below:

get-service | where {$_.name -match "win"}  | sort-object Status -desc

 

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Red box is only added to bring your attention to the …

Simply pipe the result to the “ft -auto” cmdlet.

get-service | where {$_.name -match "win"}  | sort-object Status -desc | ft -auto

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The full name is now displayed

ft is just the abbreviation for format-table, so you could have typed:

get-service | where {$_.name -match "win"}  | sort-object Status -desc | format-table -auto


Or as was discussed in my previous blog, you can use the grid view:

get-service | where {$_.name -match “win”} | out-gridview

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