PowerShell: Print Version

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Download and Install

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

You can download and install PowerShell for Linux and Mac OS X.

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Start PowerShell

To start PowerShell, press 【❖ Window+r】 then type powershell.

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

Type powershell_ise to start.

Show PowerShell Version

Type $PSVersionTable to see your PowerShell version.

Example ouput on linux:

PowerShell on linux
PowerShell on linux

Note: PowerShell executable's folder path c:\Windows\SysWOW64\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe may say “v1.0”, but that is not the real version number.

PowerShell Builtin Help

PowerShell Builtin Help