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.
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 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. https://aka.ms/powershell 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.