How To Install PowerShell on Debian 10

Install PowerShell on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on Debian 10. 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 installation of the PowerShell on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ca-certificates

Step 2. Installing PowerShell on Debian 10.

  • Installation PowerShell via official repository.

Now we download the Microsoft repository GPG keys:


Next, register the Microsoft repository GPG keys:

sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb

After that, install the PowerShell by executing the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install powershell
  • Installation PowerShell via Snap.

For those using Linux distributions that support snap, you can install PowerShell with a single command:

snap install powershell --classic

Step 3. Accessing PowerShell on Debian.

After the successful installation of Microsoft PowerShell on Debian 10, open it from the application menu or use the terminal for it:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the PowerShell on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PowerShell website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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