In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Powershell on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, PowerShell Core is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation and configuration tool/framework that works well with your existing tools and is optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. It includes a command-line shell, an associated scripting language, and a framework for processing cmdlets.
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 the Powershell on AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update sudo dnf install epel-release
Step 2. Installing Snap on AlmaLinux 8.
Now we run the following command below to install Snap to your system:
sudo dnf install snapd
Once the installation is completed, we need to enable and start the Snapd daemon:
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo systemctl start --now snapd.socket
To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Step 2. Installing PowerShell on AlmaLinux 8.
- Install PowerShell using Snap.
The simplest way to install PowerShell using snap is as follows:
sudo snap install powershell --classic
- Install PowerShell from GitHub.
PowerShell is now officially supported on most Linux distributions. All the latest PowerShell Linux packages are available on GitHub:
sudo dnf install https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v7.1.4/powershell-7.1.4-1.centos.8.x86_64.rpm
Once successfully installed, this is the Basic usage of PowerShell:
root@idroot ~]# pwsh
PowerShell 7.1.4 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. https://aka.ms/powershell Type 'help' to get help. PS /root># display Cmdlet list (only display 8 lines from the head) PS /root> (Get-Command)[0..9] CommandType Name Version Source ----------- ---- ------- ------ Function cd.. Function cd\ Function Clear-Host Function Compress-Archive 1.2.6 Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive Function Configuration 2.0.6 PSDesiredStateConfiguration Function Expand-Archive 1.2.8 Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive Function Find-Command 220.127.116.11 PowerShellGet Function Find-DSCResource 18.104.22.168 PowerShellGet Function Find-Module 22.214.171.124 PowerShellGet Function Find-RoleCapability 126.96.36.199 PowerShellGet
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Powershell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Powershell on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Powershell website.