Download Command (choco download)

Package Copy / Package Downloader

Chocolatey Professional and up starting in version 1.7.1.

Downloads a package from a source and unpacks it.

Package Internalizer

Chocolatey for Business starting at licensed version 1.5.0.

Downloads a package from a source, optionally downloading remote
resources and recompiling the package to use internal resources. This
takes an existing package and makes it available without any internet
requirement.

See https://chocolatey.org/docs/features-automatically-recompile-packages

Usage

choco download <pkg> [<options/switches>]

Examples

choco download sysinternals

#### [Chocolatey for Business](https://chocolatey.org/compare) only
choco download notepadplusplus.install --internalize
choco download notepadplusplus.install --internalize --resources-location \\server\share
choco download notepadplusplus.install --internalize --resources-location http://somewhere/internal --append-useoriginallocation

See It In Action

Coming soon

Options and Switches

NOTE: Options and switches apply to all items passed, so if you are
running a command like install that allows installing multiple
packages, and you use --version=1.0.0, it is going to look for and
try to install version 1.0.0 of every package passed. So please split
out multiple package calls when wanting to pass specific options.

Includes default options/switches (included below for completeness).


 downloading multiple packages, and you use `--version=1.0.0`, it is
 going to look for and try to download version 1.0.0 of every package


 -?, --help, -h
     Prints out the help menu.

 -d, --debug
     Debug - Show debug messaging.

 -v, --verbose
     Verbose - Show verbose messaging.

     --acceptlicense, --accept-license
     AcceptLicense - Accept license dialogs automatically. Reserved for
       future use.

 -y, --yes, --confirm
     Confirm all prompts - Chooses affirmative answer instead of prompting.
       Implies --accept-license

 -f, --force
     Force - force the behavior. Do not use force during normal operation -
       it subverts some of the smart behavior for commands.

     --noop, --whatif, --what-if
     NoOp / WhatIf - Don't actually do anything.

 -r, --limitoutput, --limit-output
     LimitOutput - Limit the output to essential information

     --timeout, --execution-timeout=VALUE
     CommandExecutionTimeout (in seconds) - The time to allow a command to
       finish before timing out. Overrides the default execution timeout in the
       configuration of 2700 seconds.

 -c, --cache, --cachelocation, --cache-location=VALUE
     CacheLocation - Location for download cache, defaults to %TEMP% or value
       in chocolatey.config file.

     --allowunofficial, --allow-unofficial, --allowunofficialbuild, --allow-unofficial-build
     AllowUnofficialBuild - When not using the official build you must set
       this flag for choco to continue.

     --failstderr, --failonstderr, --fail-on-stderr, --fail-on-standard-error, --fail-on-error-output
     FailOnStandardError - Fail on standard error output (stderr), typically
       received when running external commands during install providers. This
       overrides the feature failOnStandardError.

     --use-system-powershell
     UseSystemPowerShell - Execute PowerShell using an external process
       instead of the built-in PowerShell host. Should only be used when
       internal host is failing. Available in 0.9.10+.

 -s, --source=VALUE
     Source - The source to find the package(s) to download. Defaults to
       default feeds.

     --version=VALUE
     Version - A specific version to download. Defaults to unspecified.

     --pre, --prerelease
     Prerelease - Include Prereleases? Defaults to false.

 -u, --user=VALUE
     User - used with authenticated feeds. Defaults to empty.

 -p, --password=VALUE
     Password - the user's password to the source. Defaults to empty.

     --cert=VALUE
     Client certificate - PFX pathname for an x509 authenticated feeds.
       Defaults to empty.

     --cp, --certpassword=VALUE
     Certificate Password - the client certificate's password to the source.
       Defaults to empty.

     --outputdirectory=VALUE
     OutputDirectory - Specifies the directory for the downloaded Chocolatey
       package file. If not specified, uses the current directory.

 -i, --ignoredependencies, --ignore-dependencies
     IgnoreDependencies - Ignore dependencies when installing package(s).
       Licensed editions v1.9.0+ Defaults to false.

     --recompile, --internalize
     Recompile / Internalize - Download all external resources and recompile
       the package to use the local resources instead. Business editions only
       (licensed version 1.5.0+).

     --resources-location=VALUE
     Resources Location - When internalizing, use this location for resources
       instead of embedding the downloaded resources into the package. Can be a
       file share or an internal url location. When it is a file share, it will
       attempt to download to that location. When it is an internal url, it
       will download locally and give further instructions on where it should
       be uploaded to match package edits. Business editions only (licensed
       version 1.5.1+).

     --download-location=VALUE
     Download Location - OPTIONAL - when internalizing, download the
       resources to this location. Used with Resources Location (and defaults
       to Resources Location when not set). Business editions only (licensed
       version 1.8.3+).

     --append-useoriginallocation, --append-use-original-location
     Append -UseOriginalLocation - When `Install-ChocolateyPackage` is
       internalized, append the `-UseOriginalLocation` parameter to the
       function. Business editions only (licensed version 1.7.0+). Requires at
       least Chocolatey v0.10.1 for `Install-ChocolateyPackage` to recognize
       the switch appropriately. Overrides the feature
       'internalizeAppendUseOriginalLocation' set to by default to 'False'.

Command Reference

NOTE: This documentation has been automatically generated from choco download -h.