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  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 8/15/2018.

PowerShell v6 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.

To install powershell (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install powershell.portable --version

To upgrade powershell (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade powershell.portable --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName    = 'powershell.portable'
        # 32-bit
        url            = ''
        checksum       = '787FBECBA57CD385428DBF4F4A0B7E16F92EECEE3E6ADAE65D1AB04CA8CF41DD'
        checksumType   = 'sha256'
        # 64-bit
        url64bit       = ''
        checksum64     = '0B04B63D2B63D4631CF5BD6E531F26B60F3CC1B1DB41C8B5360F14776E66F797'
        checksumType64 = $checksumType
        # misc
        unziplocation  = "$toolsDir\pwsh"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
powershell (Portable) 6.2.1 91 Wednesday, May 29, 2019 approved
powershell (Portable) 6.2.0 70 Sunday, April 7, 2019 approved
powershell (Portable) 6.1.1 150 Saturday, December 15, 2018 approved
powershell (Portable) 6.1.0 138 Saturday, September 22, 2018 approved
powershell (Portable) 6.1.0-rc-1 59 Tuesday, August 28, 2018 exempted
powershell (Portable) 6.1.0-preview-4 65 Sunday, July 22, 2018 exempted
powershell (Portable) 6.1.0-preview-3 81 Thursday, June 14, 2018 exempted
powershell (Portable) 6.1.0-preview-2 106 Saturday, April 28, 2018 exempted
powershell (Portable) 6.1.0-preview-1 110 Thursday, April 19, 2018 exempted
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