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How To Install PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9

Install PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, PowerShell developed by Microsoft, is a versatile and powerful command-line shell and scripting language.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for PowerShell.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9

Step 1. Before diving into the installation process, ensure your AlmaLinux 9 system is up-to-date. Run the following commands in your terminal:

sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9.

  • Method 1: Installing PowerShell via Package Manager

Install the PowerShell package by running the following command:

sudo dnf install powershell

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Verify that PowerShell has been installed by running the following command:

pwsh --version

This command should display the version of PowerShell that has been installed.

  • Method 2: Installing PowerShell via PowerShell’s official script

First, download the PowerShell official script by running the following command:

curl -L -o

Make the script executable by running the following command:

chmod +x ./

Run the script by running the following command:

sudo ./

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Verify that PowerShell has been installed by running the following command:

pwsh --version

Step 3. Launching PowerShell.

To launch PowerShell from the terminal, simply type:


Install PowerShell on AlmaLinux 9

Step 4. Basic PowerShell Commands.

Getting System Information √

  • To retrieve system information, use the Get-Host cmdlet:

Managing Files and Directories √

  • To list files and directories in the current directory:
  • To navigate to a different directory:
Set-Location /path/to/directory

Interacting with Services √

  • To list all services:
  • To start a service (replace ‘service-name’ with the actual service name):
Start-Service -Name 'service-name'

Step 5. Tips and Troubleshooting.

  • Issue 1: PowerShell not recognized

If PowerShell is not recognized, ensure you’re running it from a terminal where it was installed.

  • Issue 2: Module not found

If a required module is missing, use ‘Install-Module‘ to install it.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PowerShell on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PowerShell website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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