How to install PowerShell on macOS

Powershell is available for macOS 10.13 or higher, you can get it installed using Brew,

  1. Make sure brew is installed on your macOS - Installing brew on macOS

  2. Run command: brew install --cask powershell

  3. Once the installation is completed - you can check if the installation was successful by switching to Powershell using pwsh command.
% brew install --cask powershell
==> Running installer for Powershell; your password may be necessary.
Package installers may write to any location; options such as `--appdir` are ignored.
installer: Package name is PowerShell - 7.2.1
installer: Installing at base path /
installer: The installation was successful.
🍺  powershell was successfully installed!
Install Powershell on macOS

Trobleshooting: If you get an error zsh: command not found brew, you will first need to get HomeBrew installed. In the terminal run the below command to install brew.

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

If on macOS Ventura 13.0 or higher

  1. Run the below command in a terminal,
    brew tap homebrew/cask-versions
  2. Install PowerShell command,
    brew install --cask powershell-preview
  3. Running PowerShell Preview Prompt:

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