How To Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 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 an Ubuntu 18.04 Focal Fossa. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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

Step 2. Installing Snap.

Run the following command to install Snap on Ubuntu system:

Step 3. Installing PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04.

Install PowerShell using Snap:

Once the installation was successfull, 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 20.04 LTS  (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official PowerShell website.

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