Type Information Change In Export-CSV Cmdlet

Max Trinidad notes that a default parameter in the Export-Csv cmdlet has flipped between Powershell on Windows and Powershell Core 6:

For a long time, in Windows PowerShell, we had to add the parameter “-NoTypeInformation“, so the “#TYPE …” line on the first row of the *CSV would not be included.

So, in Windows PowerShell executing the command without the “-NoTypeInformation” parameter, will produce the following result:

Now, using the same command in PowerShell Core without the “-NoTypeInformation” parameter, will produce a different result:

This is a better default, but I think it’s going to burn some people who have scripts pre-built expecting to clear out that first line.

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