easy powershell question

Something stupid that I overlooked I'm sure, but
(a) I'm not getting my verbose messages here - script is prefixed with cmdletbinding, so I don't know why this isn't working
(b) I'm not getting my final info values in my $info array

[Cmdletbinding()]
param()

function addtoinfo ($msg) {
  $info += $msg
  write-warning $msg
}

function checkit {
  write-verbose "testing"
  addtoinfo "my info"
  write-verbose "more testing"
  addtoinfo "more info"
}

$info = @()
checkit -verbose

write-host "finished"

write-host $info

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sirbountyAsked:
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SubsunConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Variables inside functions don't live outside the the function, you need to define scope..

$script:info += $msg

Regarding verbose, I don't see any issue with with code.. What you get if you run the code with -verbose switch?

.\script.ps1 -Verbose

If it is not displaying anything check the $VerbosePreference value..
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You have added the [Cmdletbinding()] to the script, not the function. It will work if you run the script and pass the "-verbose" parameter.

Or change it to this:

function checkit {
    [Cmdletbinding()]
    param()

  write-verbose "testing"
  addtoinfo "my info"
  write-verbose "more testing"
  addtoinfo "more info"
}

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Or you call the script with the dot operator:
  . .\theScript.ps1
this will allow to get all changes applied to the current shell session. That also means those functions are now declared for the session lifetime, and not dismissed after the script ran.
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
Okay, that kind of sorts both issues, but my last write of $info is
my info my other info
instead of

my info
my other info
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SubsunCommented:
That's because you are using Write-host to display the array.. Try with Echo (Write-Output)
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sirbountyAuthor Commented:
nevermind - it was a type-o.
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