When your download completes, open a terminal and run the following commands to extract the SDK and make the commands available at the terminal.
mkdir -p $HOME/dotnet && tar zxf dotnet-sdk-2.1.200-linux-x64.tar.gz -C $HOME/dotnet export DOTNET_ROOT=$PATH:$HOME/dotnet export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/dotnet
The above commands will only make the .NET SDK commands available for the terminal session in which it was run.
You can edit your shell profile to permanently add the commands. There are a number of different shells available for Linux and each has a different profile. For example:
Edit the appropriate source file for you shell and add
:$HOME/dotnet to the end of the exiting
PATH statement. If no
PATH statement is included, add a new line with
export DOTNET_ROOT=$PATH:$HOME/dotnet to the end of the file.
dotnet command in your terminal. This will verify .NET is correctly installed and ready to use.
Now that you've got .NET installed, let's build your first app with our Get Started tutorial.