Windows PowerShell on Linux

Few weeks back Microsoft announced the alpha version of PowerShell for Linux. Now its open source, and available for Linux and Mac. You can download official packages from Microsoft for the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, and Mac OS X 10.11.

How to do it ?

In this demo I used Ubuntu Linux 16.04, you can use preferred Linux distributions or Mac OS X for this.

First you have to download the relevant PowerShell package for the OS. You can download it from release page.


gui install linux

Install following two libraries

sudo apt-get install libunwind8 libicu55

install pre

Install the PowerShell – Exicute the downloaded Poweshell package

sudo dpkg -i powershell_6.0.0-alpha.9-1ubuntu1.16.04.1_amd64.deb

install ps gui

Next enter the command powershell and you will get the PowerShell prompt as below.

Powershell on linux GUI


You can find additional documentation from following links

Package installation instructions

PowerShell is open sourced and is available on Linux