PowerShell: Install, Print Version

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Microsoft Windows

PowerShell is bundled since Windows 7 (released in 2009).


download at https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell


download at https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell

Start PowerShell

In Windows, press ❖ Window+r then type powershell.

PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Editor) is a editor designed for running PowerShell.

Type powershell_ise to start.


On Mac, type pwsh to start it.


On linux, type powershell to start it.

There's no PowerShell ISE for Linux and Mac.

Exit PowerShell

type exit to quit.

Show PowerShell Version

Type $PSVersionTable

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powershell in linux

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  1. Install, Start, Exit
  2. Help Command
  3. as cmd.exe, bash
  4. list Alias
  5. Piping
  6. Env Vars
  7. Automatic Variables
  8. Write Script
  9. PowerShell vs Bash