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How to Install PowerShell on Mac

Jul 16, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to Install PowerShell on Mac

As a devops engineer, we most likely would prefer to work with our cool and comfy MacBook Pros. And if you are working with Azure, you will most probably need to install PowerShell at some point. There are few ways to do it, so let’s see how we can install PowerShell the easiest way possible.

Prerequisites

  • Brew

Install PowerShell via the famous package manager Brew

Step 1. Open a terminal and update Brew:

brew update

Step 2. Upgrade new packages if any:

brew upgrade

Step 3. Install PowerShell:

brew install --cask powershell

Step 4. Verify the installation:

pwsh

Output:

➜  ~ pwsh
PowerShell 7.1.3
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.

https://aka.ms/powershell
Type 'help' to get help.

PS /Users/devcoops> 

Uninstall PowerShell

brew uninstall --cask powershell

Conclusion

I would always consider installing any kind of software on MacOS via Brew. It’s more effective to handle things via package manager instead of bunch of .pkg files scattered around the file system.
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