First Look Of PowerShell On Linux

PowerShell is now available on Linux and Open Source.

Since last one year I have been doing regular batches on PowerShell.  So moment this announcement came I thought of trying hands on it. So here are few baby steps into PowerShell on Ubuntu 14.04 VM.

Step 1 – Downloaded Package

https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases/tag/v6.0.0-alpha.9

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Step 2 – Installed Dependencies

sudo apt-get install libunwind8 libicu52

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Step 3 – Installed PowerShell Package

sudo dpkg -i powershell_6.0.0-alpha.9-1ubuntu1.14.04.1_amd64.deb

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Step 4 – Launched/Entered into PowerShell Console

type Powershell at terminal

type $PSHome

type $PSVersionTable

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Step 5 – Run PowerShell Commands

Get-ChildItem

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Get-Process

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$PROFILE

Get-ExecutionPolicy

Get-Module

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Get-Command

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Get-Command | Measure-Object

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Get-Help

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Exit

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Additional Reading

PowerShell Team Blog

PowerShell Team Celebration Video

PowerShell Magazine

PowerShell on Linux Installation Instructions

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