This is a listing of all of the different things you can pass to choco.
- list - lists remote or local packages
- search - searches remote or local packages (alias for list)
- info - retrieves package information. Shorthand for choco search pkgname --exact --verbose
- install - installs packages from various sources
- pin - suppress upgrades for a package
- outdated - retrieves packages that are outdated. Similar to upgrade all --noop
- upgrade - upgrades packages from various sources
- uninstall - uninstalls a package
- pack - packages up a nuspec to a compiled nupkg
- push - pushes a compiled nupkg
- new - generates files necessary for a chocolatey package from a template
- sources - view and configure default sources (alias for source)
- source - view and configure default sources
- config - Retrieve and configure config file settings
- feature - view and configure choco features
- features - view and configure choco features (alias for feature)
- setapikey - retrieves or saves an apikey for a particular source (alias for apikey)
- apikey - retrieves or saves an apikey for a particular source
- unpackself - have chocolatey set it self up
- version - [DEPRECATED] will be removed in v1 - use
cup <pkg|all> -whatifinstead
- update - [DEPRECATED] RESERVED for future use (you are looking for upgrade, these are not the droids you are looking for)
- support - provides support information
- download - downloads packages - optionally internalizing all remote resources
Please run chocolatey with
choco command -help for specific help on
How To Pass Options / Switches
You can pass options and switches in the following ways:
- Unless stated otherwise, an option/switch should only be passed one
time. Otherwise you may find weird/non-supported behavior.
--(one character switches should not use
- Option Bundling / Bundled Options: One character switches can be
(confirm yes) can be bundled as
- NOTE: If
verboseare bundled with local options
(not the global ones above), some logging may not show up until after
the local options are parsed.
- Use Equals: You can also include or not include an equals sign
=between options and values.
- Quote Values: When you need to quote an entire argument, such as
when using spaces, please use a combination of double quotes and
"'value'"). In cmd.exe you can just use double quotes
"value") but in powershell.exe you should use backticks
`"value`") or apostrophes (
'value'). Using the combination
allows for both shells to work without issue, except for when the next
- Pass quotes in arguments: When you need to pass quoted values to
to something like a native installer, you are in for a world of fun. In
cmd.exe you must pass it like this:
-ia "/yo=""Spaces spaces""". In
PowerShell.exe, you must pass it like this:
-ia '/yo=""Spaces spaces""'.
No other combination will work. In PowerShell.exe if you are on version
v3+, you can try
-iato just pass the args through as is,
which means it should not require any special workarounds.
- Options and switches apply to all items passed, so if you are
installing multiple packages, and you use
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.
See Help Menu In Action
Default 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.
-?, --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+.
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