New Command (choco new)

Chocolatey will generate package specification files for a new package.

Usage

choco new <name> [<options/switches>] [<property=value> <propertyN=valueN>]

Possible properties to pass:
packageversion
maintainername
maintainerrepo
installertype
url
url64
silentargs

NOTE: Starting in 0.9.10, you can pass arbitrary property value pairs
through to templates. This really unlocks your ability to create
packages automatically!

NOTE: Chocolatey for Business can create complete packages by just
pointing the new command to native installers!

NOTE: Chocolatey for Business can also download and internalize remote
resources from existing packages so that existing packages can be used
without being tied to the internet.
This is called automatic recompile.

Examples

choco new bob
choco new bob -a --version 1.2.0 maintainername="'This guy'"
choco new bob silentargs="'/S'" url="'https://somewhere/out/there.msi'"
choco new bob --outputdirectory Packages

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).


 -?, --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+.

 -a, --auto, --automaticpackage
     AutomaticPackage - Generate automatic package instead of normal. 
       Defaults to false

 -t, --template, --template-name=VALUE
     TemplateName - Use a named template in 
       C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\templates\templatename instead of built-in 
       template. Available in 0.9.9.9+. Manage templates as packages in 0.9.10+.

     --name=VALUE
     Name [Required]- the name of the package. Can be passed as first 
       parameter without "--name=".

     --version=VALUE
     Version - the version of the package. Can also be passed as the property 
       PackageVersion=somevalue

     --maintainer=VALUE
     Maintainer - the name of the maintainer. Can also be passed as the 
       property MaintainerName=somevalue

     --outputdirectory=VALUE
     OutputDirectory - Specifies the directory for the created Chocolatey 
       package file. If not specified, uses the current directory. Available in 
       0.9.10+.

     --built-in, --built-in-template, --originaltemplate, --original-template, --use-original-template, --use-built-in-template
     BuiltInTemplate - Use the original built-in template instead of any 
       override. Available in 0.9.10+.

     --file, --url=VALUE
     Inspect a file (native installer, zip, patch/upgrade file, or remote url 
       to download first) to to completely create a package with proper silent 
       arguments! Can be 32-bit or 64-bit architecture.  Available in Business 
       editions only (licensed version 1.4.0+, url/zip starting in 1.6.0). See 
       https://chocolatey.org/docs/features-create-packages-from-installers 

     --file64, --url64=VALUE
     Optional - used when specifying both a 32-bit and a 64-bit file. Can be 
       an installer or a zip, or remote url to download. Available in Business 
       editions only (licensed version 1.6.0+).

     --keepremote, --keep-remote, --originallocation, --original-location, --useoriginallocation, --use-original-location, --useoriginalfileslocation, --use-original-files-location
     Use Original Files Location - when using file or url, use the original 
       location in packaging. Available in Business editions only (licensed 
       version 1.6.0+).

     --checksum, --downloadchecksum, --download-checksum=VALUE
     Download Checksum - checksum to verify File/Url with. Defaults to empty. 
       Available in Business editions only (licensed version 1.7.0+).

     --checksum64, --checksumx64, --downloadchecksumx64, --download-checksum-x64=VALUE
     Download Checksum 64-bit - checksum to verify File64/Url64 with. 
       Defaults to empty. Available in Business editions only (licensed version 
       1.7.0+).

     --checksumtype, --checksum-type, --downloadchecksumtype, --download-checksum-type=VALUE
     Download Checksum Type - checksum type for File/Url (and optional 
       separate 64-bit files when specifying both). Used in conjunction with 
       Download Checksum and Download Checksum 64-bit. Available values are 
       'md5', 'sha1', 'sha256' or 'sha512'. Defaults to 'sha256'.  Available in 
       Business editions only (licensed version 1.7.0+).

     --pauseonerror, --pause-on-error
     Pause on Error - Pause when there is an error with creating the package. 
       Available in Business editions only (licensed version 1.7.0+).

     --buildpackage, --build-package
     Build Package - Attempt to compile the package after creating it. 
       Available in Business editions only (licensed version 1.7.0+).

     --fromprograms, --from-programs, --fromprogramsandfeatures, --from-programs-and-features
     Generate Packages From Installed Software - Generate packages from the 
       installed software on a system (does not handle dependencies). Available 
       in Business editions only (licensed version 1.8.0+).

     --removearchitecture, --removearchitecturefromname, --remove-architecture, --remove-architecture-from-name
     Remove Architecture From Name - Remove x86, x64, 64-bit, etc from the 
       package id. Default setting is to remove architecture. Available in 
       Business editions only (licensed version 1.8.0+).

     --includearchitecture, --includearchitectureinname, --include-architecture, --include-architecture-in-name
     Include Architecture in Package Name - Leave x86, x64, 64-bit, etc as 
       part of the package id. Default setting is to remove architecture. 
       Available in Business editions only (licensed version 1.8.0+).

Command Reference

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