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How To Install PowerShell on Rocky Linux 9

Install PowerShell on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework developed by Microsoft. It consists of a command-line shell, a scripting language, and a configuration management framework. PowerShell is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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 Microsoft PowerShell on Rocky Linux. 9.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Microsoft PowerShell.
  • 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 Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing PowerShell on Rocky Linux 9.

By default, PowerShell is not available on Rocky Linux 9 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the PowerShell repository to your system by running the following command:

sudo rpm -Uvh https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/9/prod.repo

Next, import the GPG key with the following command:

sudo rpm --import https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc

After the repository has been added, you can install PowerShell by running the following command below:

sudo yum install powershell

Step 3. Accessing PowerShell on Rocky Linux 9.

Now that you have logged into your terminal, some common examples of using PowerShell are as follows:

# pwsh
PowerShell 7.2.4
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.

Type 'help' to get help.

PS /root> Get-Date

Monday, Dec 16, 2022 7:46:11 PM

PS /root> Get-PSDrive

Name           Used (GB)     Free (GB) Provider      Root
----           ---------     --------- --------      ----
/                   4.19         80.73 FileSystem    /
Alias                                  Alias
Env                                    Environment
Function                               Function
Temp                4.19         80.73 FileSystem    /tmp/
Variable                               Variable

PS /root> exit

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Microsoft PowerShell on your Rocky Linux 9 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 idroot.us, 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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