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By default, Windows PowerShell would not run a .ps1 script… because security:

PS C:\Local\resume\python-junior-mid> .\build.ps1
.\build.ps1 : File C:\Local\resume\python-junior-mid\build.ps1 cannot be loaded because
running scripts is disabled on this system. For more information, see
about_Execution_Policies at https:/
At line:1 char:1
+ .\build.ps1
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : SecurityError: (:) [], PSSecurityException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccess
PS C:\Local\resume\python-junior-mid>


To relax the security permissions for the current PowerShell window only run:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Now I can run my script:

PS > .\build.ps1

Without any security errors!

I don’t do much work in PowerShell at all so I am fine with having to enable scripts manually for each PowerShell window that I start.


— Oliver Frolovs, 2020