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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/2/2015.

Chocolatey - think executables/application packages (like apt-get for Windows), not library packages. This is what the Chocolatey NuGet goodness is for.
Chocolatey allows you to install application nuggets and run executables from anywhere.
======= Executable Nuggets =======
For example, say you have an executable in the tools folder of your package named bob.exe. Then you can type
'chocolatey install yourPackageName [-source source] [-version version]' OR 'cinst yourPackageName [-source source] [-version version]'
and when it finishes you can type
and it will run your application executable.
======= Application Nuggets =======
Full on double rainbow. For example, say you type
'chocolatey install 7zip [-source source] [-version version]' OR 'cinst 7zip [-source source] [-version version]'
- when it finishes you will have installed 7zip on your machine (in your add/remove programs).
======= More? =======
Check out the WIKI in the project URL for all the details of what you can do with chocolatey!

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

C:\> choco install chocolatey --version --pre

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

C:\> choco upgrade chocolatey --version --pre


  • This package was created prior to July 2014 - when package content started being included on the site. You can download and unzip the package or use Nuget Package Explorer to see the contents.

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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.


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rob Reynolds


Release Notes

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* Quite a few, this will be updated by release.

* Fix - PowerShell v3 doesn't like foreach loop (prefers ForEach-Object) -
* Fix - Cannot install Python packages on Windows 8 -
* Enhancement - Allow community extensions -

* Fix - installer doesn't create chocolatey folder if it doesn't exist -

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey 0.10.12-beta-20181011 5479 Friday, October 12, 2018 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.12-beta-20181009 409 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.10 2944445 Thursday, April 12, 2018 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.9 3037873 Sunday, March 25, 2018 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.9-beta-20180223 3166 Friday, February 23, 2018 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.8 24581286 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.8-beta-20170806 4590 Monday, August 7, 2017 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.7 18315698 Thursday, June 8, 2017 approved
Chocolatey 845444 Saturday, June 3, 2017 approved
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