In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on CentOS 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 through the step-by-step install PowerShell Microsoft on CentOS 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 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 CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing PowerShell on CentOS 8.
PowerShell for Linux is published to official Microsoft repositories for easy installation and updates.
- Install PowerShell using RPM package:
Now We’ll add official Microsoft repositories using the command:
curl https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7/prod.repo | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/microsoft.repo
Then, run the below command to install PowerShell:
sudo dnf install powershell
After the installation, start PowerShell using the command:
root@idroot ~]# pwsh
- Install PowerShell from Github:
Now run the following command to install PowerShell from Github:
sudo dnf install https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/download/v7.0.3/powershell-7.0.3-1.centos.8.x86_64.rpm
Once installation successfully, this is the Basic usage of PowerShell:
root@idroot ~]# pwsh
PowerShell 7.0.3 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. https://aka.ms/powershell Type 'help' to get help. PS /root># display Cmdlet list (only display 10 lines from the head) PS /root> (Get-Command)[0..9] CommandType Name Version Source ----------- ---- ------- ------ Function cd.. Function cd\ Function Clear-Host Function Compress-Archive 1.2.5 Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive Function Configuration 2.0.5 PSDesiredStateConfiguration Function Expand-Archive 1.2.5 Microsoft.PowerShell.Archive Function Find-Command 22.214.171.124 PowerShellGet Function Find-DSCResource 126.96.36.199 PowerShellGet Function Find-Module 188.8.131.52 PowerShellGet Function Find-RoleCapability 184.108.40.206 PowerShellGet
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PowerShell Microsoft on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PowerShell website.