In this blog post, I will show you how I install PowerShell Core on Ubuntu Linux and run PowerShell cmdlets on Linux.
It has been almost two years since Microsoft announced the PowerShell is becoming open source and cross-platform tool.
With PowerShell Core, there are no boundaries to where you can run it and use since it is an open source tool.
In my case, I have a Ubuntu Linux virtual machine running on Microsoft Azure and I will go ahead and install PowerShell on it.
The first command I will start with will be wget which will download the latest PowerShell version to my VM.
wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/18.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb
Next, I will extract the package using the line below
sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb
Before I install PowerShell, I will update all application that is installed on the VM
sudo apt-get update
To install PowerShell, I will run the command below
sudo apt-get install -y powershell
Now, I can go ahead and start PowerShell using the command below
As you can see below, I am running PowerShell Core 6.1.1 and I am ready to start using PowerShell on Linux
One of the great things about Linux that you can use autocomplete when typing a command and below you can see that when I type get- and press the Tab key on the keyboard all the get cmdlets are showing up.
And I can simply run any command and see the output
To update or check for updates I need to use the command below which will search for updates and install new ones.
sudo apt-get upgrade powershell
I have to say that running PowerShell in Linux helps me a lot to get around Linux, however, every now and then I still need to use my Linux command line guide I published 5 years ago.