Yesterday (19/08/16) Microsoft announced that PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux Ubuntu, Centos, Red Hat and Mac OS X
This Is a major news from Microsoft and I decided to try it and show you how you could run PowerShell In Linux In less than 5 minutes using the Alpha build.
Once Azure created the machine I connected to it using SSH
Installing PowerShell on Linux Is a two steps process, First you need to download the Install file and then Install the package.
To download the PowerShell for Linux I use the code below
Once the package Is downloaded I run the command below to start the Install
sudo apt-get install libunwind8 libicu55
To finish the Installation I run the 2nd command below
sudo dpkg -i powershell_6.0.0-alpha.9-1ubuntu1.16.04.1_amd64.deb
Once done I start PowerShell on my Linux host by typing:
Then I can run any PowerShell command like:
To see all running processes I type:
To view all available PowerShell commands I type:
In total there are 354 PowerShell command available In the alpha release