The objective of this article is to install Microsoft PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to PowerShell
  • How to start PowerShell
PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux
PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software PowerShell
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install PowerShell on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions

  1. Open up terminal and execute the following comamnd:
    $ snap install powershell --classic
    

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  3. Start power shell from the reminal by running the pwsh command:
    $ pwsh 
    PowerShell 6.2.3
    Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    https://aka.ms/pscore6-docs
    Type 'help' to get help.
    
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