PowerShell for Ubuntu

  • Post Updated: April 4, 2024
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Hello everyone, you can download PowerShell for Ubuntu and experience using one of the most must-have “apps” if you want to get some serious work done on your Linux machine(s).

Today we will give you some reasons why you should go ahead and install PowerShell on your Linux machine and give it a try. I have used PowerShell a few times when on my Windows machine and only recently installed it on my Ubuntu laptop just to see what the fuss was all about. PowerShell is king when it comes to scripting automated tasks, executing machine commands, and creating functions for use in other scripts. In addition to automation, PowerShell aids in system management by providing commands to manage users, groups, software installations and uninstallations, and service management. Of course and most importantly, PowerShell can also interface with Windows services so if there’s a Windows machine in your network, you can use PowerShell to interact with its services, making it a handy tool for troubleshooting or remote service management.

Let us know in the comments what you think about if you decide to try it.

Install PowerShell on Ubuntu

Download PowerShell on Linux

Manually Install PowerShell on Ubuntu

You type the following command in terminal:

sudo snap install powershell

What is PowerShell about?

PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft. It consists of a command-line shell and scripting language, built on the .NET Framework and .NET Core. It is primarily designed for system administration but has been used increasingly as a powerful tool in many other areas of software development due to its capability to interact directly with .NET classes, libraries, Azure and APIs.

PowerShell commands, also known as cmdlets (pronounced “command-lets”), enable you to manage computers from the command line. PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the Registry and Certificate Store, as easily as you access the file system. In addition, PowerShell has straightforward syntax, making it easier for users to understand and implement.

PowerShell also supports more complex logic than Transact-SQL scripts, giving SQL Server administrators the ability to build robust administration and data manipulation scripts. It can also expose the full feature set of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), enabling administrators to perform tasks on both local and remote Windows systems.

PowerShell Features:

  • Create and manage users and groups
  • Install and uninstall software
  • Configure Windows services
  • Manage file permissions
  • Automate backups
  • It is a powerful tool for automating tasks.
  • It is a scripting language that can be used to perform complex operations.
  • It is cross-platform, so you can use it on Windows, Linux, ChromeOS and macOS.
  • It is well-documented and there is a large community of PowerShell users who can help you if you get stuck.

If you are interested in learning more about PowerShell, I definitely recommend the following resources:

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