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README.md

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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.

New to PowerShell?

If you are new to PowerShell and would like 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.

Platform Downloads How to Install
Windows 10 / Server 2016 (x64) .msi Instructions
Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2 (x64) .msi Instructions
Windows 7 (x64) .msi Instructions
Windows 7 (x86) .msi Instructions
Ubuntu 16.04 .deb Instructions
Ubuntu 14.04 .deb Instructions
CentOS 7 .rpm Instructions
macOS 10.11 .pkg Instructions
Docker Instructions

To install a specific version, visit releases.

Chat Room

Want to chat with other members of the PowerShell community?

We have a Gitter Room which you can join below.

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/PowerShell/PowerShell

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Building the Repository

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Instructions Instructions Instructions

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

Build status of master branches

AppVeyor (Windows) Travis CI (Linux / macOS)
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Build status of nightly builds

AppVeyor (Windows) Code Coverage Status
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Downloading the Source Code

The PowerShell repository has a number of other repositories embedded as submodules.

To make things easy, you can just clone recursively:

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

If you already cloned but forgot to use --recursive, you can update submodules manually:

git submodule update --init

See working with the PowerShell repository for more information.

Developing and Contributing

Please see the Contribution Guide for how to develop and contribute.

If you have any problems, please consult the known issues, developer FAQ, and GitHub issues. If you do not see your problem captured, please file a new issue and follow the provided template. If you are developing .NET Core C# applications targeting PowerShell Core, please 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.

Legal and Licensing

PowerShell is licensed under the MIT license.

Governance

Governance policy for 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.