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PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« on: August 18, 2016, 11:15:50 pm »
Today (18-Aug-2016) Microsoft has made its PowerShell scripting language and command-line shell available to the open source developer community on GitHub under the permissive MIT license.

LINK:  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-is-open-sourced-and-is-available-on-linux/


People can download binaries of the software, as well as access source code of the app from the new PowerShell GitHub page.

LINK:  https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell





« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 01:32:00 am by VinDSL, Reason: Update »

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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 02:05:55 am »
I must say ... this is a rather interesting situation !   :)

PowerShell was one of the only things I liked about winders. 

Back in the XP days, I used to do incremental daily backups at work to a USB stick via PowerShell.  I grew quite fond of it.

These days, I use ZSH, but it doesn't hurt to have BASH around, just in case.

Now, I have all three available, at my beckon call, here in Peppermint Seven.

Doesn't get any better than that IMO ...   8)

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ 
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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ 
╰─➤  zsh --version
zsh 5.1.1 (x86_64-ubuntu-linux-gnu)
╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ 
╰─➤  bash
vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ $
vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ $ bash --version
GNU bash, version 4.3.46(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>

This is free software; you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ $ powershell
PowerShell
Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

PS /home/vindsl>
PS /home/vindsl> Get-Host | Select-Object Version                               

Version
-------
6.0.0 

PS /home/vindsl>
PS /home/vindsl> bash                                                           
vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ $ zsh
╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ 
╰─➤ 
 
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« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 02:26:04 am by VinDSL, Reason: Addendum »

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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 07:11:23 am »
PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux... ???

So Windows copy Linux (badly as usual), then make their (naff) rip off available to Linux :-\

BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA  ...... BWAHAHAHAHAHA ...... and breath ...... BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!



Like it'll ever get used ::)

BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA  ...... BWAHAHAHAHAHA ...... and breath ...... BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA, BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I always thought "Windows Power Shell" was a contradiction in terms anyway :D

Is the Linux version still that horrible "blue screen of death" colour it is in Windows ?
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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 12:31:39 pm »
LoL !   :D



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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 12:45:33 pm »
Is the Linux version still that horrible "blue screen of death" colour it is in Windows ?

Nah !  That's a screenshot (above) of PowerShell running in Sakura, on my P7 machine.  It follows the theme.

When we had winders XP machines at work, I installed PowerShell so I could get some work done in CLI.  Their default terminal sux !

What tickled my funny-bone about this 'release' is -- in typical Microsoft fashion -- it took them 10 years to get it 'right'.

I say 'right' because I'm 'watch'ing PowerShell on GitHub, and my inbox is getting filled with bugs.  I'm gonna have to go to GitHub and 'unwatch' it ...   ::)

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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 12:46:56 pm »
LOL :))
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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 12:54:34 pm »
Yep !  I *guessed* right.   8)

"10 years" ...



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Re: PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2016, 05:58:39 pm »
I saw the news the other day and was like "so what? a windows port of bash is now a gui program in linux? LOL"

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