PowerShell: Install, Print Version

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Microsoft Windows

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


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powershell on Mac 2018-07-25

Run in terminal brew cask install powershell


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


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

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.


On Mac, type pwsh to start it.


On linux, type powershell to start it.

There's no PowerShell ISE for Linux and Mac.

Show PowerShell Version

Type $PSVersionTable to see your PowerShell version.

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powershell on Mac.
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powershell in linux

PowerShell Builtin Help

PowerShell Builtin Help

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  1. Install
  2. Help Command
  3. PowerShell as cmd.exe
  4. list Alias, find Alias
  5. Piping Output and Input
  6. Environment Variables
  7. Predefined Variables
  8. Creating PowerShell Scripts
  9. PowerShell vs Bash