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Chocolatey Core Extensions


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 10/22/2016.

This package provides helper functions installed as a Chocolatey extension.
These functions may be used in Chocolatey install/uninstall scripts by declaring this package a dependency in your package's nuspec.

  <dependency id="chocolatey-core.extension" />


Get-WebContent -- Download file with choco internals.

$s = Get-WebContent ""

$opts = @{ Headers = @{ Referer = '' } }
$s = Get-WebContent -url "" -options $opts

To install Chocolatey Core Extensions, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install chocolatey-core.extension --version 0.1.0

To upgrade Chocolatey Core Extensions, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade chocolatey-core.extension --version 0.1.0


  • extensions\Get-WebContent.psm1 Show
    function GetPackageCacheLocation () {
      $chocoTemp      = $env:TEMP
      $packageName    = $env:chocolateyPackageName
      $packageVersion = $env:chocolateyPackageVersion
      $packageTemp = Join-Path $chocoTemp $packageName
      if ($packageVersion) {
        $packageTemp = Join-Path $packageTemp $packageVersion
    function GetTempFileName () {
      $tempDir = GetPackageCacheLocation
      $fileName = [System.IO.Path]::GetRandomFileName()
      $tempFile = Join-Path $tempDir $fileName
      Download file with choco internals.
      This function will download a file from specified url and return it as a string.
      This command should be a replacement for ubiquitous WebClient in install scripts.
    .PARAMETER url
      Url to download.
    .PARAMETER options
      Additional options for http request.
      For know only Headers property supported.
      PS C:\> $s = Get-WebContent ""
      PS C:\> $s -match 'Example Domain'
      First command downloads html content from and stores it in $s.
      Now you can parse and match it as a string.
      PS C:\> $opts = @{ Headers = @{ Referer = '' } }
      PS C:\> $s = Get-WebContent -url "" -options $opts
      You can set headers for http request this way.
      This function can only return string content.
      If you want to download a binary content, please use Get-WebFile.
    function Get-WebContent ([string]$url, [hashtable]$options) {
      $filePath = GetTempFileName
      Get-WebFile -url $url -fileName $filePath -options $options
      $fileContent = Get-Content $filePath -ReadCount 0 -Raw
      Remove-Item $filePath

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Software Author(s)

  • ebugusey


© 2016 Chocolatey Core Team Package Contributors


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.3.2 18579 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.3.1 1512722 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.3.0 325747 Friday, April 21, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.2.0 380032 Monday, March 20, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.1.0 223883 Thursday, February 23, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.0.7 199496 Monday, February 13, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.0.6 111422 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.0.5 81957 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 approved
Chocolatey Core Extensions 1.0.4 328998 Monday, December 12, 2016 approved
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