How to install Microsoft Powershell on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Microsoft Powershell, a cross-platform .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) based application that is meant to run as command-line shell and scripting. By default, it is available on Windows 10 & 7. But we can install Powershell easily on Ubuntu 20.04 or earlier versions such as Ubuntu 18.04/16.04 using a single command.

Will learn here following things:

  • How to install PowerShell Linux
  • Check PowerShell version
  • Uninstall Powershell
Command to install Powershell on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Command to install Powershell on Ubuntu 20.04

Although we can setup Microsoft repository to download and install Powershell, however, the best way is SNAP. Therefore, we are going to use the same:

  • Open your Ubuntu 20.04 Terminal. CTRL+ALT+T is a keyboard shortcut.
  • Install SNAP, if you don’t have using this command:
    sudo apt install snap
  • Run command to install Powershell:
    sudo snap install PowerShell --classic
  • Wait for a few minutes and the Microsoft Shell will on your system.
  • ┬áTo start and get the Powershell version use this syntax:
    pwsh
  • To uninstall it, simply run:
    sudo snap remove powershell

In this way, we can get the Windows scripting language and command-line tool on this popular Linux.

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