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(unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 8/2/2019.

Screenshot example of Chocolatey PowerShell

Chocolatey PowerShell loads Chocolatey modules to directly test Chocolatey functions in PowerShell.


chocolateypowershell was created for Chocolatey package maintainers who want to test Chocolatey native functions and Chocolatey extensions functions in PowerShell without resorting to creating packages and doing trial runs. Now you can just run ChocolateyPowerShell and test away!


Just click the ChocolateyPowerShell icon on your desktop and hit yes to the UAC and then you can start entering and using Chocolatey functions. NOTE: There are environmental variables you will need to declare such as $packageName etc. that will be required by many functions.

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To install (unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install chocolateypowershell

To upgrade (unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade chocolateypowershell


  • tools\ChocolateyEnvironment.ps1 Show
    # SUGGESTION: Manually edit the ChocolateyPowerShell icon properties' Colors tab Selected Color Values to rgb(84,42,12) or rgb(160,85,45) for a unique Chocolatey brown background.
    function global:CPSHelpersWeb {start ''}
    function global:CPSHelp{
     Write-Host 'Available Chocolatey related functions:' -ForeGround white
     Get-command -Module choco*
     Write-Host 'Type ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
     Write-Host 'CPSHelpersWeb' -ForeGround magenta -NoNewLine
     Write-Host ' to open ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
     Write-Host '' -ForeGround darkmagenta -NoNewLine
     Write-Host ' in your browser.' -ForeGround white
    Set-Location $env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers
    Import-Module $env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\chocolateyProfile.psm1
    Import-Module $env:ChocolateyInstall\helpers\chocolateyInstaller.psm1
    Set-Location $env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-core
    Import-Module $env:ChocolateyInstall\extensions\chocolatey-core\chocolatey-core.psm1
    Set-Location $env:SystemDrive\
    Write-Host 'Welcome to ChocolateyPowerShell! - Chocolatey functions and extensions are now loaded.' -ForeGround cyan
    Write-Host 'Type ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
    Write-Host 'CPSHelp' -ForeGround magenta -NoNewLine
    Write-Host ' to see a list of available Chocolatey related functions.' -ForeGround white
    Write-Host 'Type ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
    Write-Host 'CPSHelpersWeb' -ForeGround magenta -NoNewLine
    Write-Host ' to open ' -ForeGround white -NoNewLine
    Write-Host '' -ForeGround darkmagenta -NoNewLine
    Write-Host ' in your browser.' -ForeGround white
    function global:prompt {"[ChocolateyPS] $($ExecutionContext.SessionState.Path.CurrentLocation)$('>' * ($nestedPromptLevel + 1)) "}
  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName  = 'chocolateypowershell' 
    $shortcutName = 'ChocolateyPowerShell.lnk'
    $toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $exe          = "$env:SystemRoot\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe"
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noexit -c $toolsDir\chocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -RunAsAdmin
    if (Test-Path "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey"){
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noexit -c $toolsDir\chocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -RunAsAdmin
       } else {
         Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -targetPath $exe -Arguments "-NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -noexit -c $toolsDir\chocolateyEnvironment.ps1" -WorkingDirectory "$env:SystemDrive\" -RunAsAdmin
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName  = 'chocolateypowershell' 
    $shortcutName = 'ChocolateyPowerShell.lnk'
    remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Chocolatey\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • bcurran3


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Release Notes


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
(unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell 0.0.2 122 Thursday, September 13, 2018 approved
(unofficial) Chocolatey Powershell 0.0.1 91 Thursday, August 2, 2018 approved

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