How To Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. 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 Microsoft PowerShell on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing PowerShell on Ubuntu 16.04.

Method 1.

First, download the Debian package to your Ubuntu server:

Install PowerShell using the following command:

Method 2.

Install PowerShell using official Ubuntu Microsoft Repository:

Then execute the following in the terminal:

After installation, you can run the PowerShell, by just issuing this command “pwsh” in the prompt:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PowerShell. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest stable version of Microsoft PowerShell on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PowerShell website.

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