Downloads:

4,808

Downloads of v 0.1:

375

Last Update:

30 Jun 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • mica

Tags:

Chocolatey ChocolateyGUI Shortcuts PowerShell

Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial)

This is not the latest version of Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) available.

0.1 | Updated: 30 Jun 2016

Downloads:

4,808

Downloads of v 0.1:

375

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • mica

Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.1

This is not the latest version of Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) available.

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Details

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

>

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

>

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

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade chocoshortcuts -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade chocoshortcuts -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure chocoshortcuts installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: chocoshortcuts
    state: present
    version: 0.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'chocoshortcuts' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: chocoshortcuts,
    Version: 0.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller chocoshortcuts
{
   Name     = 'chocoshortcuts'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'chocoshortcuts':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install chocoshortcuts version="0.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator digitaldrummerj on 01 Jul 2016.

Description

Launch into various package management tasks via file shortcuts and command line menus.

Keep shortcuts for all your packages handy in a (portable) directory of your choice.

Think of it as a GUI of sorts, made of Windows shortcuts and PowerShell menus.

Screenshot

Upon installation, you'll find a "Chocolatey Shortcuts" folder on your desktop. You can rename or move the folder wherever you like, or keep it synced between computers in your Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.

To create shortcuts for packages, use "+Add Package Shortcuts". You'll find options to generate shortcuts individually, in bulk, or for all currently installed packages. You can use the search function to find package IDs.

Upon launching package shortcuts, you'll have options to install (if not installed), update (if available), or uninstall the package.

Check all installed packages for updates using "+Check for Package Updates". There, you can update multiple packages at once.


Tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1
$InstallDir = [Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')+'\Chocolatey Shortcuts'

Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
  -ShortcutFilePath "$InstallDir\+Add Package Shortcuts.lnk" `
  -TargetPath 'powershell.exe' `
  -Arguments "-Command `"`$WDir = Get-Location | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path; Start-Process powershell.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command `"```$App = `'1`'; Set-Location `'`"`$WDir`"`'; `& `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`'`"\`"`"" `
  -IconLocation '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe' `

Install-ChocolateyShortcut `
  -ShortcutFilePath "$InstallDir\+Check for Package Updates.lnk" `
  -TargetPath 'powershell.exe' `
  -Arguments "-Command `"`$WDir = Get-Location | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path; Start-Process powershell.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command `"```$App = `'2`'; Set-Location `'`"`$WDir`"`'; `& `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`'`"\`"`"" `
  -IconLocation '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe' `

Invoke-Item $InstallDir
Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1
# Chocolatey Shortcuts v0.1
# https://github.com/mica/ChocoShortcuts/

function Check {
    if ($App -eq $null) {
        $Header
        'Launch this script via shortcuts to manage Chocolatey packages'
        ''
        'Enter [1] to generate the initial "Add" and "Check" shortcuts'
        'Or press [Enter] to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms
            $FolderBrowser = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.FolderBrowserDialog -Property @{
                Description = "Choose a folder for your Chocolatey shortcuts`r`nMove or rename it anytime "+[char]0x2013+" it's portable!"
            }
            [void]$FolderBrowser.ShowDialog()
            $InstallDir = $FolderBrowser.SelectedPath
            if ($InstallDir -eq '') {
                Clear-Host
                Check
            }
            else {
                $WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
                $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut("$InstallDir\+Add Package Shortcuts.lnk")
                $Shortcut.TargetPath = 'powershell.exe'
                $Shortcut.Arguments = "-Command `"`$WDir = Get-Location | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path; Start-Process powershell.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command `"```$App = `'1`'; Set-Location `'`"`$WDir`"`'; `& `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`'`"\`"`""
                $Shortcut.IconLocation = '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
                $Shortcut.Save()
                $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut("$InstallDir\+Check for Package Updates.lnk")
                $Shortcut.TargetPath = 'powershell.exe'
                $Shortcut.Arguments = "-Command `"`$WDir = Get-Location | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path; Start-Process powershell.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command `"```$App = `'2`'; Set-Location `'`"`$WDir`"`'; `& `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`'`"\`"`""
                $Shortcut.IconLocation = '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
                $Shortcut.Save()
                Clear-Host
                $Header
                "Shortcuts have been created in $InstallDir"
                ''
                'Enter [1] to open the folder'
                'Or press [Enter] to exit'
                $Entry = Read-Host
                if ($Entry -eq '1') {
                    Invoke-Item $InstallDir
                    Exit
                }
                else {
                    Exit
                }
            }
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
            Exit
        }
        else {
            Clear-Host
            Check
        }
    }
    elseif ($App -eq '1') {
        $Header
        AddNew
    }
    elseif ($App -eq '2') {
        UpdateCheck
    }
    $Header
    "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 was inaccessible' 
        'Or your shortcut has an incorrect package ID'
        ''
        'Enter [1] to try again'
        "Enter [2] to delete the $App shortcut and create a new one"
        'Or press [Enter] to exit'
        $Entry = Read-Host
        if ($Entry -eq '1') {
            Clear-Host
            Check
        }
        elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
            Remove-Item ".\$App.lnk"
            Clear-Host
            $Header
            AddNew
        }
    }
    elseif ($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"
    ''
    "Enter [1] to install $Avail" 
    'Or press [Enter] to exit'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($Entry -eq '1') {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        choco install $App -y
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
        Exit
    }
    else {
        Install
    }
}

function UpToDate {
    Clear-Host
    $Header
    "$App $Curr is installed"
    'No updates are available'
    ''
    "Enter [2] to uninstall $App"
    'Or press [Enter] to exit'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($Entry -eq '2') {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        choco uninstall $App -y -x -a
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
        Exit
    }
    else {
        UpToDate
    }
}

function Update {
    Clear-Host
    $Header
    "$App $Curr is installed"
    "The $Avail update is available"
    ''
    "Enter [1] to update $App"
    "Enter [2] to uninstall $App"
    'Or press [Enter] to exit'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($Entry -eq '1') {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        choco upgrade $App -y
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        choco uninstall $App -y -x -a
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
        Exit
    }
    else {
        Update
    }
}

function AddNew {
    'Create new shortcuts for installing/updating/uninstalling packages:'
    ''
    'Enter the [ID] of one or more (comma separated) packages'
    'Enter [1] to search Chocolatey.org for package IDs'
    'Enter [2] to make shortcuts for all currently installed packages'
    'Or press [Enter] to exit'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($Entry -eq '1') {
        Search
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
        $Entry = (choco list -l -r | Where-Object {$_ -notmatch '.install'}) -replace '\|.*$' -join ','
        Generate
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
        Exit
    }
    else {
        Generate
    }

}

function Generate {
    Clear-Host
    $Header
    ForEach ($Package in $Entry -split ',' -replace '\s') {
        $WScriptShell = New-Object -ComObject WScript.Shell
        $Shortcut = $WScriptShell.CreateShortcut("$WDir\$Package.lnk")
        $Shortcut.TargetPath = 'powershell.exe'
        $Shortcut.Arguments = "-Command `"`$WDir = Get-Location | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path; Start-Process powershell.exe -Verb RunAs -ArgumentList \`"-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command `"```$App = `'$Package`'; Set-Location `'`"`$WDir`"`'; `& `'`"%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\ChocoShortcuts\Tools\ChocoShortcuts.ps1`"`'`"\`"`""
        $Shortcut.IconLocation = '%ProgramData%\chocolatey\choco.exe'
        $Shortcut.Save()
    }
    "Shortcuts have been created in $WDir"
    ''
    'Enter [1] to open the folder'
    'Enter [2] to create more shortcuts'
    'Or press [Enter] to exit'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($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
    $Search = Read-Host 'Search for packages'
    if ($Search -eq '') {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        AddNew
    }
    else {
        (choco list $Search -r) -replace '\|',' (v' -replace '$',')'
        AddNew
    }
}

function UpdateCheck {
    Clear-Host
    $Header
    'Checking Chocolatey.org for updates...'
    $Outdated = choco outdated -r | Where-Object {$_ -notmatch '.install'}
    if ($Outdated[3] -eq $null) {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        'No updates are available'
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    else {
        $Updates = ForEach ($Package in $Outdated[3..($Outdated.Length)]) {
            $Package -replace '\|(\d*\.)*\d*\|',' v' -replace '\|\D*$'
        }
        if ($Updates -isnot [system.array]) {
            Clear-Host
            $Header
            'An update is available:'
            $Updates
            ''
            'Enter [1] to update'
            'Or press [Enter] to exit'
            $Entry = Read-Host
            if ($Entry -eq '1') {
                Clear-Host
                $Header                
                choco upgrade -y ($Updates -replace ' v.*$')
                Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
                Exit
            }
            else {
                Exit
            } 
        }
        else {
            UpdateAll
        }
    }
}

function UpdateAll {
    Clear-Host
    $Header
    'The following updates are available:'
    $Updates
    ''
    'Enter [1] to update all packages'
    'Enter [2] to select packages to update'
    'Or press [Enter] to exit'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($Entry -eq '1') {
        Clear-Host
        $Header
        'Installing the following updates:'
        $Updates
        ''
        ForEach ($Package in $Updates) {
            choco upgrade -y ($Package -replace ' v.*$')
        }
        ''
        'Updates are complete'
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '2') {
        UpdateSelect
    }
    elseif ($Entry -eq '') {
        Exit
    }
    else {
        UpdateAll
    }
}

function UpdateSelect {
    Clear-Host
    $Header
    'Enter the (comma separated) numbers of one or more packages'
    ''
    ForEach ($Package in $Updates) {
        $Selector++
        "[$Selector] $Package"
    }
    ''
    'Or press [Enter] to go back'
    $Entry = Read-Host
    if ($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 the following updates:'
        $Updates[$Number]
        ''
        ForEach ($Package in ($Updates[$Number] -replace ' v\d.*$')) {
            choco upgrade -y $Package
        }
        ''
        'Updates are complete'
        Read-Host "`r`nPress [Enter] to exit"
        Exit
    }
    else {
        $Selector = 0
        UpdateSelect
    }
}
$WDir = Get-Location | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path
$Header = @'
 Chocolatey Shortcuts
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
'@
Check

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.4 455 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Approved
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.3 252 Sunday, February 18, 2018 Approved
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.2 993 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Approved
Chocolatey Shortcuts (unofficial) 0.1 375 Thursday, June 30, 2016 Approved

Initial realease


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