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Note: Windows 7 support is currently broken, and we plan to release a working package in the future

v6.0.0-beta.4 - 2017-07-12

  • Add Windows PowerShell PSModulePath by default on Windows. (#4132)
  • Move PowerShell to 2.0.0-preview3-25426-01 and using the .NET CLI version 2.0.0-preview2-006502. (#4144)

Engine updates and fixes

  • Performance improvement in PSReadline by minimizing writing ANSI escape sequences. (#4110)
  • Implement Unicode escape parsing so that users can use Unicode characters as arguments, strings or variable names. (#3958) (Thanks to @rkeithhill!)
  • Script names or full paths can have commas. (#4136) (Thanks to @TimCurwick!)
  • Added semver as a type accelerator for System.Management.Automation.SemanticVersion. (#4142) (Thanks to @oising!)
  • Close eventLogSession and EventLogReader to unlock an ETL log. (#4034) (Thanks to @iSazonov!)

General cmdlet updates and fixes

  • Move-Item cmdlet honors -Include, -Exclude, and -Filter parameters. (#3878)
  • Add a parameter to Get-ChildItem called -FollowSymlink that traverses symlinks on demand, with checks for link loops. (#4020)
  • Change New-ModuleManifest encoding to UTF8NoBOM on non-Windows platforms. (#3940)
  • Get-AuthenticodeSignature cmdlets can now get file signature timestamp. (#4061)
  • Add tab completion for Export-Counter -FileFormat parameter. (#3856)
  • Fixed Import-Module on non-Windows platforms so that users can import modules with NestedModules and RootModules. (#4010)
  • Close FileStream opened by Get-FileHash. (#4175) (Thanks to @rkeithhill!)


  • Fixed hang when the SSH client abruptly terminates. (#4123)


  • Added recommended settings for VS Code. (#4054) (Thanks to @iSazonov!)

SHA256 Hashes of the release artifacts:

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  • powershell-6.0.0_beta.4-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
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  • powershell-6.0.0_beta.4-1.suse.42.1.x86_64.rpm
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  • powershell-6.0.0-beta.4-osx.10.12-x64.pkg
    • 6644A4E7258FD3733CEFBFAA40B21D2077CE953D487BF09BFD0E648D7580E647
  • PowerShell-6.0.0-beta.4-win10-win2016-x64.msi
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  • PowerShell-6.0.0-beta.4-win81-win2012r2-x64.msi
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  • PowerShell-6.0.0-beta.4-x86_64.AppImage
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