In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on CentOS 7 server. 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 through the step by step install PowerShell Microsoft on CentOS 7 server.
Install PowerShell on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y install epel-release yum -y update
Step 2. Installing PowerShell on CentOS 7.
PowerShell Core for Linux is published to official Microsoft repositories for easy installation:
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7/prod.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft.repo
Install PowerShell using the following command:
sudo yum install -y powershell
Install PowerShell using RPM package:
yum install https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v6.0.0/powershell-6.0.0-1.rhel.7.x86_64.rpm
Then execute the following in the terminal:
sudo yum install powershell-6.0.0-1.rhel.7.x86_64.rpm
PowerShell is installed, launch it with the help of the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PowerShell Microsoft on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PowerShell website.