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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/30/2018.

Exercism takes place in two places: the discussions happen on the website, and you work on exercises locally. The CLI bridges the gap, allowing you to fetch exercises and submit solutions to the site.

Exercism is all about having conversations about code. In order to start having those conversations, you need to
install the exercism command line client. The exercism command line client is the all-in-one tool for fetching
and submitting code. Exercism provides a launching point for this to occur. Here's how it works:

  1. You fetch some challenges in the form of README documents. These include associated test suites.
  2. Then write code in order to make the tests pass.
  3. Submit the code and begin the conversation with others.

By repeating this process you will:

  • Share while discussing how YOU solved the problem.
  • Learn from others as you discover how they solved the same problem.
  • Gain experience through repeated practice solving problems.

This is a stand-alone binary, which means that you don't need to install any particular language or environment in order to use it. To install, download the archive that matches your operating system and architecture, unpack the archive, and put the binary somewhere on your path. You will need to configure the CLI with your Exercism API Key before submitting. For more detailed instructions, see the CLI page on Exercism.

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

C:\> choco install exercism-io-cli

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

C:\> choco upgrade exercism-io-cli


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'exercism-io-cli'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $installDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$installDir" "$url64"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Katrina Owen


© 2018 Katrina Owen


Release Notes

Recent Changes

This extends the default HTTP timeout, adds a global flag, --timeout to override it if necessary, and fixes some issues with certain paths on exercises downloaded from the server.

Paths containing backslashes are now cleaned, normalized, and then an os-specific path separator is used instead.
Paths containing an exercise name with a numeric suffix appended are cleaned to remove the numeric suffix, and trim off unnecessary portions of the path preceding the exercise directory.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status CLI 3.0.8 88 Thursday, August 23, 2018 approved CLI 3.0.6 201 Friday, July 27, 2018 approved CLI 3.0.5 130 Wednesday, July 18, 2018 approved CLI 3.0.4 64 Tuesday, July 17, 2018 approved CLI 2.4.1 4904 Saturday, July 1, 2017 approved CLI 2.4.0 714 Friday, June 9, 2017 approved CLI 2.3.0 5667 Friday, September 2, 2016 approved CLI 2.2.6 456 Thursday, July 7, 2016 approved CLI 2.2.5 291 Tuesday, April 5, 2016 approved
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