How To Install PowerShell on CentOS 7

Install PowerShell on CentOS 7

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.

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.

Method 1. Install PowerShell from the Microsoft repository.

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

Start PowerShell:

pwsh

Method 2. Install PowerShell via RPM packages.

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:

powershell

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 check the official PowerShell website.

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