Temporarily Disabling PSReadLine Module

by Nov 20, 2017

Beginning in PowerShell 5, the PowerShell console features colorized text, and there is a wealth of other new features provided by a module named PSReadLine.

If you upgraded from an older PowerShell version to PowerShell 5 and are missing the colorized text, you may want to download and install PSReadLine from the PSGallery:

 PS C:\> Install-Module -Name PSReadLine -Scope CurrentUser 

Likewise, if your PS5+ console behaves differently than before, and for example won’t execute pasted text in one chunk anymore, you can always temporarily disable the module:

# disable PS5+ console handler temporarily Remove-Module psreadline # re-enable PS5+ console handler again Import-Module psreadline 

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