I tried doing what the fellow at this site managed:


doing the same as he using the keybind in conemu results in

'`powershell' is not recognized as an internal or external command,                                                                                                            
operable program or batch file.                                                                                                                                                

Current directory:                                                                                                                                                             

Command to be executed:                                                                                                                                                        
"C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe" /C `powershell -noexit -command Set-ExecutionPolicy bypass;.$env:LocalAppData\GitHub\shell.ps1;.$env:github_posh_git\profile.example.ps1         

ConEmuC: Root process was alive less than 10 sec, ExitCode=1.                                                                                                                  
Press Enter or Esc to close console...  

'`powershell' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

typing just powershell in conemu results in a fine running powershell(x64) process, so I don't think this is a path issue. im on conemu 64 as well.


Looks like there are stray back-tick (`) characters in those instructions. They are used to delimit code blocks in markdown, but so is putting four spaces before the code on a new line. It looks like the author tried to do both.

The fix is to ignore those back ticks at the start and end of those commands.

`powershell -noexit -command Set-ExecutionPolicy bypass;.$env:LocalAppData\GitHub\shell.ps1;.$env:github_posh_git\profile.example.ps1 -new_console:a`

should be:

powershell -noexit -command Set-ExecutionPolicy bypass;.$env:LocalAppData\GitHub\shell.ps1;.$env:github_posh_git\profile.example.ps1 -new_console:a
  • well I should know better... but so should he :) thanks bud – 2c2c Jul 13 '15 at 1:11
  • Apparently editing that page is open to anyone, so I have removed the back ticks from the documentation to avoid future confusion. – Windos Jul 13 '15 at 1:12
  • apparently, the whole page is deleted? – kumar_harsh Jan 7 '16 at 6:44
  • @kumar_harsh looks like it was renamed: github.com/rajmenon/KB/wiki/… – Windos Jan 8 '16 at 3:10
  • alright, I've updated it in the question – kumar_harsh Jan 8 '16 at 7:43

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