How To Install Powershell on AlmaLinux 8

Install Powershell on AlmaLinux 8

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.

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 the 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 /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

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:

[email protected] ~]# 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                                       2.2.5.4    PowerShellGet
Function        Find-DSCResource                                   2.2.5.4    PowerShellGet
Function        Find-Module                                        2.2.5.4    PowerShellGet
Function        Find-RoleCapability                                2.2.5.4    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.

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