PowerShell: Install, Print Version

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

PowerShell is bundled with Microsoft Windows 10, and also available for Linux and Mac.

Microsoft PowerShell
The original version of PowerShell that comes with Windows.
PowerShell Core
The new, cross platform version of PowerShell.


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

Download the new Cross Platform version for Windows, Mac, Linux at https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell

Start PowerShell

Microsoft Windows

In Windows, press ❖ Window (or ❖ Window+r) then type:

Start the “PowerShell Core”, if you have that installed.
Start the “Windows PowerShell
Start “PowerShell ISE” (Integrated Scripting Editor). It is an editor designed for running PowerShell. Windows only.


On Mac, type pwsh to start it.


On linux, type pwsh to start it.


type exit to quit.

Print Version

Type $PSVersionTable (not case sensitive)

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powershell on Windows 2021-01-10
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PowerShell on MacOS, 2020-03-19
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powershell on linux 2021-01-16

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