Hi guys, this is bothering me…
I was reading about how pipeline works in powershell at
: about Pipelines - PowerShell | Microsoft Docs.
and got to know that pipeline delivers one object at a time.
Get-Service | Format-Table -Property Name, DependentServices
is different from this
Format-Table -InputObject (Get-Service) -Property Name, DependentServices
So here, going by the explanation, in the first case, the Format-Table works on one object at at time and in the second example, Format-Table works on an array of objects. Please correct me if I am wrong.
If this is the case, then I wonder how does Sort-Object and other cmdlets that need to work on collection of data work with pipe character.
When I do :
Get-Service | Sort-Object
How is Sort-Object able to sort if it just gets to work with one object at a time. So, assume there are 100 service objects that are to be passed to Sort-Object. Will Sort-Object be called 100 times (each for one object) and how will that yield in Sorted results that I see on the screen.
I would really appreciate if someone can clarify it?