How To Install PowerShell on Debian 11

Install PowerShell on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, PowerShell is Microsoft’s automation platform with an interactive command-line shell and scripting language that allows administrators to simplify and automate administrative tasks. PowerShell runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, and other platforms.

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 the step-by-step installation of the PowerShell on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 or Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • 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 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, 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 upgrade

Step 2. Installing PowerShell on Debian 11.

  • Install PowerShell using the official package repository.

By default, PowerShell is not available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to download the PowerShell installer on your Debian system:


Then, add the GPG key you have downloaded:

sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb

Finally, install PowerShell using the following command:

sudo apt install powershell
  • Install PowerShell using Snap packages manager.

If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install PowerShell, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install powershell --classic

Step 3. Accessing PowerShell on Debian.

Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> PowerShell or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the PowerShell on Debian 11 Bullseye. 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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