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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 7/31/2018.

Clink combines the native Windows shell cmd.exe with the powerful command line editing features of the GNU Readline library, which provides rich completion, history, and line-editing capabilities. Readline is best known for its use in the well-known Unix shell Bash, the standard shell for Mac OS X and many Linux distributions.

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

C:\> choco install clink

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

C:\> choco upgrade clink


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    Install-ChocolateyPackage `
        -PackageName 'clink' `
        -Url '' `
        -Checksum '0A7E5D57D68BC84B5C3B2637AA5B3915C38917DE85D16F411C24E934BCBB8466' `
        -ChecksumType 'SHA256' `
        -FileType 'EXE' `
        -SilentArgs '/S'
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . $tools\uninstall.ps1
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage `
        -PackageName 'clink' `
        -File (Get-Uninstaller -Name 'Clink v0.4.9') `
        -FileType 'EXE' `
        -SilentArgs '/S'
  • tools\uninstall.ps1 Show
      Get the uninstaller location for most Windows software.
      This function finds the correct uninstaller given just an application name.
      Find the name from the Programs and Features Control Panel window.
      .PARAMETER Name
      The name of the application, as found in the Programs and Features applet
      in the Control Panel.
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage 'foo' 'EXE' '/S' (Get-Uninstaller -Name 'Foo')
    function Get-Uninstaller {
            [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
            [string] $Name
        $local_key = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
        $machine_key32 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
        $machine_key64 = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*'
        @($local_key, $machine_key32, $machine_key64) `
            | ? { Test-Path $_ } `
            | Get-ItemProperty `
            | ? { $_.DisplayName -eq $Name } `
            | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Martin Ridgers


Release Notes

  • Fixed broken Doskey on Win10 (#438, #451)

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Clink 0.4.8 11781 Monday, October 10, 2016 approved
Clink 0.4.7 3352 Friday, May 20, 2016 approved

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