As you have probably heard by now, Microsoft has just open-sourced PowerShell and made it available for Linux and Mac OS X. In this blog post, I will take you through the steps to download, install and run PowerShell on a Mac.
Download and Install PowerShell for Mac OX
- Go to PowerShell github project: https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell
- Scroll down to the Get PowerShell section and download .pkg:
3. Locate the newly downloaded file in Downloads, right-click it and click Open:
4. You will be warned that this is a file from the Internet and then prompted for your local administrative password, then go through the installation wizard.
Run PowerShell on Mac OS X
PowerShell is a command-prompt in your terminal window, so to start it:
- Start the Terminal application,
- Now you can simply type powershell as a command and this will start the PowerShell engine and move you from the bash prompt ($) to the PowerShell prompt (PS):
- That is it! You can now type a PowerShell command and see the output. For example, here’s Get-Process:
If you are new to PowerShell, see the Learning PowerShell page on GitHub.