show internal command

The show command takes the following form:


The command displays the detail property page views for objects that match OBJECTNAME. If OBJECTTYPE is specified, only matching objects of that type are displayed. OBJECTTYPE may be one of service, process, remoteshare, localshare, file.

Otherwise, the command searches for object types in the following order:

  • Windows services
  • Processes
  • Remote file shares
  • Local file shares
  • Files and directories

All matching objects of a specific type are displayed. However, no attempt is made at matching against further object types. If objects of the wrong type are being displayed, use the OBJECTTYPE parameter to restrict matching to a specific object type. If there are too many matching objects, the user is given the option of seeing a list view instead of multiple property page views.

In all cases, the object space is searched using multiple match criteria.

  • For services, OBJECTNAME is matched against the internal and display service names.
  • For processes, OBJECTNAME is matched against the process id, path, name (with and without file name extension), or the title of toplevel windows. The results of the first match type that succeeds are displayed.
  • For remote shares, matching is tried using an exact match, only the share name, only the system name and finally with trailing wildcards. The results of the first match type that succeeds are displayed.
  • For local shares, matching is tried with the exact share name and then with trailing wildcards.
  • Files and directories are matched using wildcards. If no match is found, then the list of directories in the PATH environment variable is searched.
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