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.

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:

[email protected] ~]# 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:

[email protected] ~]# 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                                       2.2.4.1    PowerShellGet
Function        Find-DSCResource                                   2.2.4.1    PowerShellGet
Function        Find-Module                                        2.2.4.1    PowerShellGet
Function        Find-RoleCapability                                2.2.4.1    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 to check the official PowerShell website.

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