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.


  • 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.
  • 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 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 /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

Once successfully installed, this is the Basic usage of PowerShell:

root@idroot ~]# pwsh
PowerShell 7.1.4
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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                                 PowerShellGet
Function        Find-DSCResource                             PowerShellGet
Function        Find-Module                                  PowerShellGet
Function        Find-RoleCapability                          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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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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