How To Install PowerShell on CentOS 8

Install PowerShell on CentOS 8

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.
  • A 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 | 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

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

root@idroot ~]# pwsh
PowerShell 7.0.3
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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                                 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 Microsoft on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PowerShell website.

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