PowerShell comparison operators


Comparison operators let you specify conditions for comparing values and finding values that match specified patterns. The following table describes commonly used PowerShell comparison operators.


Operator Convention Description
-eq, -ceq, -ieq = equals
-ne, -cne, -ine <> not equal
-gt, -cgt, -igt > greater than
-ge, -cge, -ige >= greater than or equal to
-lt, -clt, -ilt < less than
-le, -cle, -ile <= less than or equal to
does not contain
-like like operator
-notlike negated like operator

There are three variants of most comparison operators. The basic variant is case-insensitive when making comparisons. In order to change this behaviour, precede the operator name with a “c” or an “i” as shown in the following example.

  • -eq = case-insensitive comparison
  • -ceq = case-sensitive comparison
  • -ieq = case-insensitive comparison

Obviously, case sensitivity only applies to strings.

See also

The Microsoft TechNet article about_Comparison_Operators

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One Response to PowerShell comparison operators

  1. Thomas says:

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