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Get-ChildItem is a command-line tool used in Windows PowerShell. It is designed to retrieve a list of files and folders from a specific location or directory. The tool allows you to explore the contents of directories, files, and even registry keys. By default, it shows the contents of the current directory when executed without any additional parameters. Get-ChildItem provides a range of options for filtering and selecting specific files or folders based on various criteria such as file extensions or attributes. The tool supports wildcards and can display detailed information about the items it retrieves, including file size, creation date, and last modified date. It also allows for recursive searches, which means it can navigate through subdirectories to gather a comprehensive list of items. Get-ChildItem is an incredibly versatile and powerful tool that helps users effectively manage and manipulate files and folders in the Windows PowerShell environment.

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