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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 7/21/2019.

Key features:
- Syntax highlighting
- Git integration
- Show non-printable characters
- Automatic paging
- File concatenation

To install bat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install bat

To upgrade bat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade bat


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $version = $env:chocolateyPackageVersion
    $packageName = $env:chocolateyPackageName
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName   = $packageName
        unzipLocation = $toolsDir
        fileType      = 'exe'
        url           = $url
        checksum      = '724e2e2af7a71174626afc6ef2147fc6542d76031c2382bcccf3ea273d3bc0ae'
        checksumType  = "sha256"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • David Peter


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
bat 0.10.0 106 Sunday, April 14, 2019 approved

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