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Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial)

0.4.1

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/23/2019.

Launch command line menus via file shortcuts for installing, updating, and uninstalling Chocolatey packages.

Generate shortcuts for each of your packages to a portable directory of your choice.

Screenshot

At installation, a "Chocolatey Shortcuts" folder is placed on your desktop. Rename or move it as you like (I keep mine synced between computers in Dropbox).

Create shortcuts for packages using "+Add Package Shortcuts". There you'll find options to generate shortcuts individually or in bulk, as well as a search function for finding package IDs.

Launching package shortcuts will present you with options to install (if not installed), update (if available), or uninstall packages. Update multiple packages at once using "+Check for Package Updates".

To install Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install chocoshortcuts

To upgrade Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade chocoshortcuts

Files

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  • Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1 Show
    # Chocolatey Shortcuts v0.4.1
    # https://github.com/mica/ChocoShortcuts/
    
    param([Parameter(Position = 0)] [string]$App = $App, [string]$Opt)
    $WDir = (Get-Location).Path
    function Header {
        Write-Host '  ║' -ForegroundColor DarkGreen -NoNewline
        Write-Host ' Chocolatey Shortcuts' -ForegroundColor Green -NoNewline
        Write-Host ' ║' -ForegroundColor DarkGreen
        Write-Host '  ╙──────────────────────╜' -ForegroundColor DarkGreen
    }
    function y {
        Write-Host $Args -NoNewline -ForegroundColor Yellow
    }
    function w {
        Write-Host $Args -NoNewline
    }
    function Check {
        Clear-Host; Header
        if ($App -eq '') {
            'Launch this script via the shortcuts created during installation, or:'
            ''
            (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to regenerate the shortcuts to a folder of your choice'
            (w 'Enter a ')+(y 'package ID ')+'to manage a package without a shortcut'
            (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
            $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
            if ($Entry -eq '') {
                Exit
            }
            elseif ($Entry -eq '1') {
                Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms
                $FolderBrowser = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog -Property @{
                    Description = "Choose a location for your shortcuts folder`nYou may move or rename it any time"
                }
                [void]$FolderBrowser.ShowDialog()
                $InstallDir = $FolderBrowser.SelectedPath
                if ($InstallDir -eq '') {
                    Check
                }
                else {
                    $WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
                    $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut("$InstallDir\+Add Package Shortcuts.lnk")
                    $Shortcut.TargetPath = 'CMD'
                    $Shortcut.Arguments = "/C PowerShell `"SL -PSPath `'%CD%`'; `$Path = (GL).Path; SL ~; Start PowerShell -Verb RunAs -Args \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted `"SL -PSPath `'`"`$Path`"`'; & `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`' 1`"\`"`""
                    $Shortcut.IconLocation = '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
                    $Shortcut.Save()
                    $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut("$InstallDir\+Check for Package Updates.lnk")
                    $Shortcut.TargetPath = 'CMD'
                    $Shortcut.Arguments = "/C PowerShell `"SL -PSPath `'%CD%`'; `$Path = (GL).Path; SL ~; Start PowerShell -Verb RunAs -Args \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted `"SL -PSPath `'`"`$Path`"`'; & `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`' 2`"\`"`""
                    $Shortcut.IconLocation = '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
                    $Shortcut.Save()
                    Invoke-Item $InstallDir
                    Check
                }
            }
            else {
                $App = $Entry
                Check
            }
        }
        elseif ($App -eq '1') {
            AddNew
        }
        elseif ($App -eq '2') {
            UpdateCheck
        }
        "Checking Chocolatey.org for $App..."
        $Check = (choco upgrade $App --noop -r) -split '\|'
        if ($Check -join '' -match 'not found with') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            "$App was not found on Chocolatey.org"
            '  Either the repository is inaccessible' 
            '  Or your shortcut''s package ID is invalid'
            ''
            (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+"to check again for $App on Chocolatey.org"
            (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+"to delete the $App shortcut and create a new one"
            (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
            $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
            if ($Entry -eq '1') {
                Check
            }
            elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
                Remove-Item ".\$App.lnk"
                Clear-Host; Header
                AddNew
            }
            else {
                Exit
            }
        }
        elseif ($Check -join '' -match 'would have'){
            $Avail = (choco list $App -e -r) -replace '^.*\|','v'
            Install
        }
        elseif ($Check[1] -eq $Check[2]) {
            $Curr = 'v' + $Check[1]
            UpToDate
        }
        elseif ($Check[1] -ne $Check[2]) {
            $Curr = 'v' + $Check[1]
            $Avail = 'v' + $Check[2]
            Update
        }
    }
    function Install {
        Clear-Host; Header
        "$App is not installed"
        ''
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+"to install $Avail"
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+'to install with options'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '3 ')+'to visit package webpage'
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            Invoke-Expression "choco install $App $Opt -r -y"
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            'Your shortcut is configured to use:'
            Write-Host "  choco install $App -y -r $Opt" -ForegroundColor Cyan
            ''
            (w 'Enter additional ')+(y 'options')+''
            (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to go back'
            $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
            if ($Entry -eq '') {
                Install
            }
            else {
                Clear-Host; Header
                $ExtOpt = $Entry
                "$App will install using:"
                Write-Host "  choco install $App -y -r $Opt $ExtOpt" -ForegroundColor Cyan
                ''
                (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to run'
                (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to cancel'
                $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
                if ($Entry -eq '') {
                    Install
                }
                elseif ($Entry -eq '1') {
                    Clear-Host; Header
                    Invoke-Expression "choco install $App $Opt $ExtOpt -r -y"
                    ''
                    (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
                    Exit
                }
            }     
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '3') {
            Start-Process "https://chocolatey.org/packages/$App"
            Install
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            Install
        }
    }
    function UpToDate {
        Clear-Host; Header
        "$App $Curr is installed"
        ''
        '  No updates are available'
        ''
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to visit package webpage'    
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+"to uninstall $App"
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Start-Process "https://chocolatey.org/packages/$App"
            UpToDate
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            choco uninstall $App -r -a -x -y
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            UpToDate
        }
    }
    function Update {
        Clear-Host; Header
        "$App $Curr is installed"
        ''
        "  The $Avail update is available"
        ''
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to install the update'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+'to update with options'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '3 ')+'to visit package webpage'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '4 ')+"to uninstall $App"
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            Invoke-Expression "choco upgrade $App $Opt -r -y"
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            'Your shortcut is configured to use:'
            Write-Host " choco upgrade $App -y -r $Opt" -ForegroundColor Cyan
            ''
            (w 'Enter additional ')+(y 'options')+''
            (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to go back'
            $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
            if ($Entry -eq '') {
                Update
            }
            else {
                Clear-Host; Header
                $ExtOpt = $Entry
                "$App will update using:"
                Write-Host " choco upgrade $App -y -r $Opt $ExtOpt" -ForegroundColor Cyan
                ''
                (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to run'
                (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to cancel'
                $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
                if ($Entry -eq '1') {
                    Clear-Host; Header
                    Invoke-Expression "choco upgrade $App $Opt $ExtOpt -r -y"
                    ''
                    (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
                    Exit
                }
                else {
                    Update
                }
            }
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '3') {
            Start-Process "https://chocolatey.org/packages/$App"
            Update
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '4') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            choco uninstall $App -r -a -x -y
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            Update
        }
    }
    function AddNew {
        'Create new shortcuts for installing, updating, or uninstalling packages'
        ''
        (w 'Enter one or more comma separated ')+(y 'package ID ')+(w 'with any ')+(y 'options ')+'you''d like to use (see package webpage)'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to search for package IDs in the repository'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+'to generate shortcuts for packages currently installed on the system'
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Search
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            ''
            'Shortcuts will be created for all currently installed packages'
            'Existing shortcuts for any installed packages will be overwritten'
            ''
            (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to continue'
            (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to cancel'
            $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
            if ($Entry -eq '1') {
                $Entry = (choco list -l -r | Where-Object {$_ -notmatch '.install' -and $_ -notmatch '.extension'}) -replace '\|.*$' -join ','
                Generate
            }
            else {
                Clear-Host; Header
                AddNew
            }
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            Generate
        }
    }
    function Generate {
        Clear-Host; Header
        ForEach ($Item in $Entry -split ',') {
            $Items = $Item.Split('',[System.StringSplitOptions]::RemoveEmptyEntries)
            $Package = $Items[0]
            $Params = " -Opt `'" + ($Items[1..$Items.Length] -join ' ' -replace "`'","`'`'") + "`'"
            $WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
            $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut("$WDir\$Package.lnk")
            $Shortcut.TargetPath = 'CMD'
            $Shortcut.Arguments = "/C PowerShell `"SL -PSPath `'%CD%`'; `$Path = (GL).Path; SL ~; Start PowerShell -Verb RunAs -Args \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted `"SL -PSPath `'`"`$Path`"`'; & `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`' $Package $Params`"\`"`""
            $Shortcut.IconLocation = '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
            $Shortcut.Save()
        }
        "Shortcuts have been created in $WDir"
        ''
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to open the folder'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+'to create another shortcut'
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Invoke-Item $WDir
            Clear-Host; Header
            AddNew
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            AddNew
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            Clear-Host; Header
            AddNew
        }
    }
    function Search {
        Clear-Host; Header
        (w 'Enter your ')+(y 'search terms')+''
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to cancel'
        ''
        $Search = Read-Host
        if ($Search -eq '') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            AddNew
        }
        else {
            Clear-Host; Header
            "Searching for ""$Search"""       
            $Results = choco list $Search -r
            if ($Results -eq $null) {
                Clear-Host; Header
                "No results for ""$Search"""
                (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to continue'; Read-Host
                Search
            }
            else {
                Clear-Host; Header
                "Search results for ""$Search"":"
                ''
                $Results -replace '\|',' (v' -replace '$',')'
                '' 
                AddNew
            }
        }
    }
    
    function GetOptions ($App) {
        if (Test-Path "$WDir\$App.lnk") {
            $Lnk = (New-Object -COM WScript.Shell).CreateShortcut("$WDir\$App.lnk").Arguments
            if ($Lnk -match '-Opt' -and $Lnk -notmatch "-Opt ''" ) {
                $Lnk -replace "^.*Opt '" -replace '.{5}$'
            }
        }
    }
    
    function UpdateCheck {
        Clear-Host; Header
        'Checking Chocolatey.org for updates...'
        $Outdated = choco outdated -r | Where-Object {$_ -notmatch '.install'}
        if ($Outdated -eq $null) {
            Clear-Host; Header
            'No updates are available'
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        elseif ($Outdated -isnot [system.array]) {
            $Updates = $Outdated -replace '\|(\d*\.)*\d*\|',' v' -replace '\|\D*$'
            Clear-Host; Header
            'An update is available:'
            ''
            "  $Updates"
            ''
            (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to install the update'
            (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
            $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
            if ($Entry -eq '1') {
                Clear-Host; Header
                $App = $Updates -replace ' v.*$'
                $Opt = GetOptions $App
                Invoke-Expression "choco upgrade $App $Opt -r -y"
                ''
                (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
                Exit
            }
            elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
                Exit
            }
            else {
                UpdateCheck
            }
        } 
        else {
            $Updates = ForEach ($Package in $Outdated[0..($Outdated.Length)]) {
                $Package -replace '\|(\d*\.)*\d*\|',' v' -replace '\|\D*$'
            }
            UpdateAll
        }
    }
    function UpdateAll {
        Clear-Host; Header
        'The following updates are available:'
        ''
        $Updates
        ''
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '1 ')+'to install all updates'
        (w 'Enter ')+(y '2 ')+'to select updates to install'
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Clear-Host; Header
            'Installing:'
            $Updates
            ''
            ForEach ($Package in $Updates) {
                $App = $Package -replace ' v.*$'
                $Opt = GetOptions $App
                Invoke-Expression "choco upgrade $App $Opt -r -y"
            }
            ''
            'Installation complete'
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            UpdateSelect
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            UpdateAll
        }
    }
    function UpdateSelect {
        Clear-Host; Header
        'Enter the comma separated numbers of one or more updates to install:'
        ''
        ForEach ($Package in $Updates) {
            $Selector++
            (w ' ')+(y $Selector)+". $Package"
        }
        ''
        (w 'Or press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to cancel'
        $Entry = Read-Host "`n"
        if ($Entry -eq '') {
            $Selector = 0
            UpdateAll
        }
        elseif ($Entry -notmatch '[^\d\s,]') {
            $Number = ForEach ($Selector in ($Entry -split ',' -replace '\s')) {
                $Selector - 1 -as [int]
            }
            Clear-Host; Header
            'Installing:'
            $Updates[$Number]
            ''
            ForEach ($Package in ($Updates[$Number] -replace ' v\d.*$')) {
                $App = $Package -replace ' v.*$'
                $Opt = GetOptions $App
                Invoke-Expression "choco upgrade $App $Opt -r -y"
            }
            ''
            'Installation complete'
            ''
            (w 'Press ')+(y 'Enter ')+'to exit'; Read-Host
            Exit
        }
        else {
            $Selector = 0
            UpdateSelect
        }
    }
    Check
    
  • Tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $dir = "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\Chocolatey Shortcuts"
    $lnk1 = "$dir\+Add Package Shortcuts.lnk"
    $lnk2 = "$dir\+Check for Package Updates.lnk"
    if (Test-Path $dir) {
        if ((((Get-ChildItem $dir).Length -le 2) -and (Test-Path $lnk1) -and (Test-Path $lnk2)) -or (Get-ChildItem $dir).Length -eq 0) {
            Remove-Item $dir -Recurse
        }
    }
    
  • Tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $dir = "$env:USERPROFILE\Desktop\Chocolatey Shortcuts"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
      -ShortcutFilePath "$dir\+Add Package Shortcuts.lnk" `
      -TargetPath 'CMD' `
      -Arguments "/C PowerShell `"SL -PSPath `'%CD%`'; `$Path = (GL).Path; SL ~; Start PowerShell -Verb RunAs -Args \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted `"SL -PSPath `'`"`$Path`"`'; & `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`' 1`"\`"`"" `
      -IconLocation '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
      -ShortcutFilePath "$dir\+Check for Package Updates.lnk" `
      -TargetPath 'CMD' `
      -Arguments "/C PowerShell `"SL -PSPath `'%CD%`'; `$Path = (GL).Path; SL ~; Start PowerShell -Verb RunAs -Args \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted `"SL -PSPath `'`"`$Path`"`'; & `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`' 2`"\`"`"" `
      -IconLocation '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
    Invoke-Item $dir
    

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Dependencies

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • mica

Tags

Release Notes

  • Fixed search

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.4 429 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 approved
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.3 230 Sunday, February 18, 2018 approved
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.2 971 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.1 348 Thursday, June 30, 2016 approved

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