How to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04
How to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04

Microsoft PowerShell is an opensource and cross-platform tool that includes an interactive command-line shell and scripting environment. Microsoft PowerShell is developed to perform configuration management and automation of repetitive tasks. On Ubuntu, you can install the Microsoft PowerShell Package by using the snappy package manager. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04.

Prerequisites

Before you start to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install PowerShell on Ubuntu

Microsoft PowerShell is made available to Ubuntu users by snap package. So we are going to install it by using the snappy package manager.

First, open the terminal application by pressing Ctrl+Alt+t keys same time.

Now update the apt package manager index by typing following command in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Next, we need to install snapd and snapd-xdg-open packages in order to install Snappy package manager if its not installed on your system. To install Snappy package manager on your system run following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

After installing Snappy package manager we are here ready to install Microsoft PowerShell. To install Microsoft PowerShell classic version you should execute the following command:

sudo snap install powershell –classic

The above command will prompt you for authentication, please kindly enter the password for authentication to continue.

The output should be:

powershell 6.2.0 from 'microsoft-powershell' installed

Here, you have successfully installed Microsoft PowerShell on your system.

Launch Microsoft PowerShell

You can install Microsoft PowerShell by using two ways, either by visiting Activities -> type - Microsoft Powershell and clicking on the launcher icon when it appears.

You can also Launch PowerShell by using the Terminal application by using the following command:

powershell

Verify PowerShell Installed Correctly

To verify the Microsoft PowerShell installed correctly, you can execute below PowerShell command inside it:

$PSVersionTable

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Microsoft PowerShell 6.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.

 

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