Getting Started With PowerShell on Linux

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Getting PowerShell on Linux

Well it’s not just an announcement, you can actually get PowerShell on Linux and MacOS right now from GitHub – here!

Installing PowerShell

Once you’ve downloaded an installation file you can use RPM or apt to install the package. If you’re on a Mac…well just double click on the package!

yum install powershell-6.0.0_alpha.9-1.el7.centos.x86_64.rpm

If you’re on Ubuntu, you’ll need a little more stuff read this.

Running PowerShell

We’ll there’s really not much to that, just type powershell at the command prompt an you’re off and running!

[root@localhost ~]# powershell 

Windows PowerShell 

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PS /root> Get-Content /etc/redhat-release                                                                                   

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.2 (Maipo)

PS /root> 

The implications of this are huge, but to boil it down to it’s simplest essecense, we now can use one language to manage our data centers…and that’s awesome!

I’ll be blogging a lot more about this topic in the near future, but for now enjoy!