P.Brian.Mackey P.Brian.Mackey - 5 months ago 52
PowerShell Question

The term 'Install-Module' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

I am following the directions to install poshgit. In doing so I ran:

Install-Module posh-git


The term 'Install-Module' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and t
ry again.

I ran
: result =

an addon? How can I run this command?


Do you have PsGet installed? That's the Installing via PsGet section.

The section after that is the manual instructions:

  1. Verify you have PowerShell 2.0 or better with $PSVersionTable.PSVersion

  2. Verify execution of scripts is allowed with Get-ExecutionPolicy (should be RemoteSigned or Unrestricted). If scripts are not enabled, run PowerShell as Administrator and call Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser -Confirm.

  3. Verify that git can be run from PowerShell. If the command is not found, you will need to add a git alias or add %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Git\cmd (or %ProgramFiles%\Git\cmd if you're still on 32-bit) to your PATH environment variable.

  4. Clone the posh-git repository to your local machine.

  5. From the posh-git repository directory, run .\install.ps1.

  6. Enjoy!