PowerShell: Install, Print Version

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Microsoft Windows 10

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

Linux and Mac

Download PowerShell for Linux and mac


Start PowerShell

In windows, press ❖ Window then type powershell.

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

Type powershell_ise to start.

Linux and Mac

Type powershell to start it.

There's no PowerShell ISE for Linux and Mac.

Show PowerShell Version

Type $PSVersionTable to see your PowerShell version.

Example ouput in linux:

2017 05 09 162151 705x535 scrot
PowerShell in linux

PowerShell Builtin Help

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