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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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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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  • Enhancement - For local package searching, use choco list -lo or choco search -lo. The execution speed is greatly increased. cver for local has been deprecated. - #276
  • Breaking - Chocolatey default sources no longer includes Nuget official feed. This will help improve response time and greatly increase relevant results. - #349


  • Enhancement - Support for Server Core - #59
  • Enhancement - Add a switch for ignoring dependencies on install -ignoredependencies - #131
  • Command - choco is now a default term
  • Command - search is now a command (aliases list) - choco search something [-localonly]
  • Function - Get-ProcessorBits - tells you whether a processor is x86 or x64. This functionality was in chocolatey already but has been globalized for easy access. - #231 & #229
  • Function - Get-BinRoot - Gives package maintainers the ability to call one command that gets them the tools/bin root. This gives you the location where folks want certain packages installed. - #359


  • Enhancement - Install multiple packages by specifying them all on the same line - #191
  • Enhancement - Install .NET Framework 4.0 requirement if not already installed - #255
  • Enhancement - Refresh command line PATH after installs - partial to #134 - Previously we were just doing it in chocolatey with #158
  • Enhancement - Allow chocolatey to install when zip shell extensions are disabled - #297
  • Enhancement - Support for bash and similar shells - #347 & #258
  • Enhancement - Allow file uri to be used when downloading files - #322
  • Enhancement - Chocolatey version all versions returned for specific local package. - #260
  • Enhancement - Exit codes return appropriately - #210
  • Enhancement - Better logging support - #208


  • Fix - Treat installation failures appropriately - #10
  • Fix - Using newer versions of nuget breaks chocolatey - #303
  • Fix - Chocolatey incorrectly reports 64 bit urls when downloading anything - #331
  • Fix - Executing cuninst without parameters shouldn't do anything - #267 & #265
  • Fix - VSIX installer helper is finding the wrong Visual Studio version - #262
  • Fix - Renaming logs appending .old results in error - #225
  • Fix - Minor typo in uninstall script "uninINstalling" - #247
  • Fix - Bug in Get-ChocolateyUnzip throws issues sometimes #244 & #242
  • Fix - Minor typo "succesfully" - #241

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Chocolatey 0.10.15-beta-20190531 738 Friday, May 31, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.14 506703 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 7582920 Friday, March 15, 2019 approved
Chocolatey 0.10.12 151899 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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