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Beyond Compare

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/24/2019.

This is the code I use to publish the BeyondCompare package to Chocolatey.

It's actually really easy.

  1. Follow the instructions on to setup Chocolatey
  2. Clone this repository and navigate to the folder in Powershell
  3. Build.ps1 to create the package
  4. cinst beyondcompare -Source "full-directory-path" to install it locally

And you're done!

BeyondCompare has been updated! Help!

When a new release of BeyondCompare is out in the wild, updating this package is easy:

  1. Fork this repository to your local environment
  2. Run the .\Update-Version.ps1 to update the package artifacts
  3. Commit the changes to a branch and push it to your fork
  4. Submit a pull request

After I merge the pull request, I'll publish a new release to Chocolatey so they can review it.

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

C:\> choco install beyondcompare --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade beyondcompare --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $urlBase = ""
    $pp = Get-PackageParameters
    if ($pp["UICulture"] -ne $null) {
        $LCID = (Get-UICulture).LCID
        Write-Debug "Calling Get-UICulture (instead of Get-Culture)"
    } else {
        $LCID = (Get-Culture).LCID
    $german = @(3079,1031,5127,4103,2055)
    $french = @(2060,11276,3084,9228,12300,1036,5132,13324,6156,14348,10252,4108,7180)
    $japanese = @(17, 1041)
    $version = ''
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'beyondcompare'
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = $url
      silentArgs = '/SP- /VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
      checksum      = ''
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    $checksumde = 'bedf5f567dc52f338a95598fd41a5ef1de5130180b8ec936b27a788bedbec3df'
    $checksumfr = '42e26935e97b6cddc5e2ca4e44a645a480dee016a9a339f1e9711a9e3a2f9327'
    $checksumjp = '6ce1bba2e03edc0dcd7f91825fb3b8c361addbff4aacf43d31728a71182c0454'
    $checksum = '366e78cb7ffd536fbc4a42dbecb094a41a008f30439c95e760710f0ec7b1f300'
    if ($german -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-de-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumde
    elseif ($french -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-fr-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumfr
    elseif ($japanese -contains $LCID)
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-jp-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksumjp
        $packageArgs.url = "$urlBase/BCompare-$version.exe"
        $packageArgs.checksum = $checksum
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'beyondcompare'
    $packageSearch = "Beyond Compare"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                             'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Scooter Software


© 1996-2017 Scooter Software Inc


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Beyond Compare 1989 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 6737 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 approved
Beyond Compare 4142 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 660 Friday, October 26, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 5576 Saturday, July 14, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 2017 Saturday, June 16, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 8020 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 approved
Beyond Compare 7057 Thursday, August 31, 2017 approved
Beyond Compare 3501 Saturday, May 20, 2017 approved
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