Command-line shell and scripting language
|Minimum OS:||macOS 10.4|
|Vendor Name:||Microsoft Corporation|
Version History 7.4.0
You can find release notes for this version here: [github.com]
PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. PowerShell helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
PowerShell commands let you manage computers from the command line. PowerShell providers let you access data stores, such as the registry and certificate store, as easily as you access the file system. PowerShell includes a rich expression parser and a fully developed scripting language.
PowerShell is open-source
PowerShell base source code is now available in GitHub and open to community contributions. See PowerShell source on GitHub.
You can start with the bits you need at Get PowerShell. Or, perhaps, with a quick tour at Getting Started.
PowerShell design goals
PowerShell is designed to improve the command-line and scripting environment by eliminating long-standing problems and adding new features.