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Hi.  I wrote a single-line Powershell script, named test.ps1, which attempts to display the value of the CommonParameters errorAction:

"Error action is " + $errorAction

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When I run this script, however, using the following command:

& .\Test.ps1 -errorAction ignore

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I get the following output, without the errorAction value:

Error action is 

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Could you please tell me how to access CommonParameters values in a Powershell script?  Do I need to handle them as I would any other parameter, such as explicitly defining errorAction as a parameter argument that the script accepts?  Or is there a better way?  Thank you.
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Question by:deatc
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Use [CmdletBinding()] to add the common parameters. Here is an example..

Script:
[CmdletBinding()]
    param (
    )

"Error action is " + $ErrorActionPreference

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Run:
.\Test.ps1 -ErrorAction "Continue"

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Ref : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847872.aspx
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by:becraig
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What you are looking for is:
"Error action is " + $errorActionpreference

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by:deatc
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Thank you, Subsun!
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