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PowerShell: Create New File or Directory

📅 2010-Mar-13 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

The New-Item cmdlet can be used to create a new file or directory:

$ New-Item fooFile -ItemType file
$ New-Item fooDir -ItemType directory

This version is too verbose to use in practice at the command line. Using aliases and parameter shortening, this can be reduced to:

$ ni fooFile -i f
$ ni fooDir -i d