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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.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rob Reynolds


Release Notes

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announced at release

* Enhancement - Added FTP support for the chocolatey file downloader. -
* Enhancement - Win feature feed -
* Enhancement - Block installer exe from being "bin"-ed -
* Enhancement - Add function to install environment variables -
* Enhancement - Function to associate file extensions with installed executables -
* Enhancement - Helper function to create explorer context menu items -
* Enhancement - Helper function for pinning items to task bar - &
* Enhancement - Sources command -
* Enhancement - Provide a way to list all the installed packages -
* Enhancement - Making the unzip process silent -
* Enhancement - Makes install args more explicit -
* Enhancement - Update Write-Progress every 5000 iterations instead of every iteration -
* Enhancement - Codeplex Support
* Enhancement - fix downloads greater than 2GB -
* Enhancement - add -verbose switch for clist support to see package description -
* Enhancement - Refresh env vars after Install - &
* Enhancement - Add EditorConfig file denoting coding style. -
* Enhancement - Chocolatey-Version Remote Check -
* Enhancement - Write every unzip path/file to a text file -
* Fix - "Execution of NuGet not detected" error. -
* Fix - chocolatey.bat can't find chocolatey.cmd -
* Fix - chocolatey version all prints only the last package's information -
* Fix - Issue with $processor.addresswidth var -

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey 0.10.15-beta-20190531 738 Friday, May 31, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.14 506704 Thursday, May 30, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.14-beta-20190418 5156 Thursday, April 18, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.14-beta-20190402 2557 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.14-beta-20190321 2127 Friday, March 22, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.13 7582974 Friday, March 15, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.12 151900 Friday, March 15, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.12-beta-20181011 14865 Friday, October 12, 2018 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.12-beta-20181009 515 Tuesday, October 9, 2018 approved
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