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PsGet Utils

Set of commands to install PowerShell modules from central directory, local file or from the web.

Features

  1. Install modules from central directory
  2. Install modules from web or local file
  3. Install modules to user profile or for all users ( elevated access required )
  4. Install multifile modules from ZIP
  5. Import module after install
  6. Alter you profle to load module every time that PowerShell starts
  7. Execute Install.ps1 if found in module folder
  8. Tab completion for modules, ismo Ps

Examples

To install something from central directory just type:

install-module PsUrl

This command will query central directory to find required information about PsUrl module and install it if found.

Another example is how to install PsUrl module located at https://github.com/chaliy/psurl/raw/master/PsUrl/PsUrl.psm1 , to install it just execute

install-module -ModuleUrl https://github.com/chaliy/psurl/raw/master/PsUrl/PsUrl.psm1

or zipped modules like posh-git. Zip package is located at https://github.com/dahlbyk/posh-git/zipball/master , to install it just execute

install-module https://github.com/dahlbyk/posh-git/zipball/master

Also this command will execute Install.ps1 that is install scrtipt for posh-git. (pls note posh-git is in the directory so install-module posh-git is enough).

And of course it supports local files. Both ZIP and PSM1

install-module -ModulePath \TestModules\HelloWorld.zip

install-module -ModulePath \TestModules\HelloWorld.psm1

Command also can make given module to start with your profile

install-module PsUrl -Startup   

Modules can also be installed from NuGet:

install-module -nugetpackageid SomePowerShellModuleOnNuget

If you need update module execute Update-Module, this will dowload last version and replace local one

update-module PsUrl

Installation

In your prompt execute:

(new-object Net.WebClient).DownloadString("http://psget.net/GetPsGet.ps1") | iex

You are done. This nice line of PowerShell script will dowload GetPsGet.ps1 and send it to Invoke-Expression to install PsGet Module.

Alternativelly you can do installation manually

  1. Copy PsGet.psm1 to your modules folder (e.g. $Env:PsGet\PsGet\ )
  2. Execute Import-Module PsGet (or add this command to your profile)
  3. Enjoy!

FAQ

Q: Error "File xxx cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system. Please see "get-help about_signing" for more details." A: By default, PowerShell restricts execution of all scripts. This is all about security. To "fix" this run PowerShell as Administrator and call

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

For mode details run get-help about_signing or git-help about_Execution_Policies.

Q: How to add my module to the directory? A: Review small instruction on PsGet Wiki - How to add your module to the directory

Roadmap

Roadmap is not sorted in any order. This is just list what is think should be done.

  1. Support for other than PSM1 types of modules
  2. Support for modules with more than one file with NuGet packages
  3. Support for versions of the modules
  4. Git/Hg/Svn sourcesgit

Resources

  1. Blog about PsGet - http://blog.chaliy.name/tagged/psget
  2. PowerShell wrapper for NuGet http://code.andrewnurse.net/psget (yes also has name PsGet), now also on GitHub.
  3. Instruction how pack PowerShell module to NuGet package - http://haacked.com/archive/2011/04/19/writing-a-nuget-package-that-adds-a-command-to-the.aspx

Contributing

If you are interested in contributing to PsGet, please read the following page on the wiki: https://github.com/psget/psget/wiki/How-can-I-contribute-to-PsGet

Credits

Module based on http://poshcode.org/1875 Install-Module by Joel Bennett

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