In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation solution made up of a command-line shell, a scripting language, and a configuration management framework. PowerShell is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
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 a PowerShell on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- 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).
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 Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
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 software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing PowerShell on Linux Mint 21.
By default, PowerShell is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the PowerShell repository to your system using the following command:
echo deb [arch=amd64,armhf,arm64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/powershell.gpg] https://packages.microsoft.com/ubuntu/22.04/prod/ jammy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/powershell.list
Next, import the GPG key:
curl -fsSL https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/powershell.gpg > /dev/null
Now start by updating the packages list and install PowerShell stable by using the command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install powershell
Step 3. Accessing PowerShell on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, you can launch through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of PowerShell on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PowerShell website.