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Welcome to the PowerShell GitHub Community! PowerShell is a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation and configuration tool/framework that works well with your existing tools and is optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. It includes a command-line shell, an associated scripting language, and a framework for processing cmdlets.

Windows PowerShell vs. PowerShell Core

Although this repository started as a fork of the Windows PowerShell codebase, changes made in this repository are not automatically ported back to Windows PowerShell 5.1. This also means that issues tracked here are only for PowerShell Core 6 and higher. Windows PowerShell specific issues should be reported with the Feedback Hub app, by choosing "Apps > PowerShell" in the category.

New to PowerShell?

If you are new to PowerShell and want to learn more, we recommend reviewing the getting started documentation.

Get PowerShell

You can download and install a PowerShell package for any of the following platforms.

Supported Platform Download (LTS) Downloads (stable) Downloads (preview) How to Install

Windows (x64) .msi .msi .msi Instructions

Windows (x86) .msi .msi .msi Instructions

Ubuntu 22.04 .deb .deb .deb Instructions

Ubuntu 20.04 .deb .deb .deb Instructions

Ubuntu 18.04 .deb .deb .deb Instructions

Ubuntu 16.04 .deb N/A N/A Instructions

Debian 10 .deb .deb .deb Instructions

Debian 11 .deb .deb .deb

CentOS 7 .rpm .rpm .rpm Instructions

CentOS 8 .rpm .rpm .rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 .rpm .rpm .rpm Instructions

openSUSE 42.3 .rpm .rpm .rpm Instructions

Fedora 35 .rpm .rpm .rpm Instructions

macOS 10.13+ (x64) .pkg .pkg .pkg Instructions

macOS 11+ (arm64) .pkg .pkg .pkg Instructions



You can download and install a PowerShell package for any of the following platforms, which are supported by the community.

Platform Downloads (stable) Downloads (preview) How to Install

Arch Linux


Kali Linux .deb .deb Instructions

Many Linux distributions Snapcraft Snapcraft

You can also download the PowerShell binary archives for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Platform Downloads (stable) Downloads (preview) How to Install





macOS (x64) 64-bit 64-bit Instructions

macOS (arm64) 64-bit 64-bit Instructions

Linux 64-bit 64-bit Instructions

Windows (ARM)

64-bit (preview) 64-bit Instructions

Raspbian (ARM)




To install a specific version, visit releases.

Community Dashboard

Dashboard with visualizations for community contributions and project status using PowerShell, Azure, and PowerBI.

For more information on how and why we built this dashboard, check out this blog post.


GitHub Discussions is a feature to enable free and open discussions within the community for topics that are not related to code, unlike issues.

This is an experiment we are trying in our repositories, to see if it helps move discussions out of issues so that issues remain actionable by the team or members of the community. There should be no expectation that PowerShell team members are regular participants in these discussions. Individual PowerShell team members may choose to participate in discussions, but the expectation is that community members help drive discussions so that team members can focus on issues.

Create or join a discussion.


Want to chat with other members of the PowerShell community?

There are dozens of topic-specific channels on our community-driven PowerShell Virtual User Group, which you can join on:

Add-ons and libraries

Awesome PowerShell has a great curated list of add-ons and resources.

Building the Repository

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Instructions Instructions Instructions

If you have any problems building, consult the developer FAQ.

Build status of nightly builds

Azure CI (Windows) Azure CI (Linux) Azure CI (macOS) CodeFactor Grade

Downloading the Source Code

You can clone the repository:

git clone https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell.git

For more information, see working with the PowerShell repository.

Developing and Contributing

Please look into the Contribution Guide to know how to develop and contribute. If you are developing .NET Core C# applications targeting PowerShell Core, check out our FAQ to learn more about the PowerShell SDK NuGet package.

Also, make sure to check out our PowerShell-RFC repository for request-for-comments (RFC) documents to submit and give comments on proposed and future designs.


For support, see the Support Section.

Legal and Licensing

PowerShell is licensed under the MIT license.

Windows Docker Files and Images

License: By requesting and using the Container OS Image for Windows containers, you acknowledge, understand, and consent to the Supplemental License Terms available on Docker Hub:


Please visit our about_Telemetry topic to read details about telemetry gathered by PowerShell.


The governance policy for the PowerShell project is described here.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information, see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

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