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Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 18.04

  • Run the following commands to install PowerShell:
# Update the list of packages
sudo apt-get update
# Install pre-requisite packages.
sudo apt-get install -y wget apt-transport-https software-properties-common
# Download the Microsoft repository GPG keys
wget -q
# Register the Microsoft repository GPG keys
sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb
# Update the list of products
sudo apt-get update
# Enable the "universe" repositories
sudo add-apt-repository universe
# Install PowerShell
sudo apt-get install -y powershell

Test if you have install PowerShell successfully

  • Run the following command:
$ pwsh -v
  • You should get PowerShell 7.1.3 version or a new version.
  • Now you are ready to use PowerShell on Linux.
  • To start PowerShell session.
  • Open a terminal and type pwsh.

Install PowerShell on other Linux distributions

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