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Install Microsoft PowerShell in Ubuntu 20.04 - How to perform this task ?

This article covers the different methods for installing Microsoft PowerShell on Ubuntu which includes installation via package repository, via .deb package, and via snap. 

PowerShell for Linux is published to package repositories for easy installation and updates. 

As superuser, register the Microsoft repository once. 

After registration, you can update PowerShell with sudo apt-get install powershell.


To install PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04:

PowerShell for Linux is published to package repositories for easy installation and updates.

So do the following;

1. # Update the list of packages.

$ sudo apt-get update

2. # Install pre-requisite packages.

$ sudo apt-get install -y wget apt-transport-https software-properties-common

3. # Download the Microsoft repository GPG keys.

$ wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/20.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb

4. # Register the Microsoft repository GPG keys.

$ sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb

5. # Update the list of products.

$ sudo apt-get update

6. # Enable the "universe" repositories.

$ sudo add-apt-repository universe

7. # Install PowerShell.

$ sudo apt-get install -y powershell

8. # Start PowerShell.

$ pwsh

As superuser, register the Microsoft repository once.

After registration, you can update PowerShell with sudo apt-get install powershell.


To remove PowerShell from Ubuntu:

Run the command,

$ sudo apt-get remove powershell


How to Launch PowerShell on Linux or Mac?

1. Open a terminal and run the "powershell" command to access a PowerShell shell environment. 

2. This works on both Linux and Mac–whichever you're using. 

3. You'll see a PowerShell prompt beginning with "PS", and you can run PowerShell cmdlets just as you would on Windows.